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Rona Russell is a Samoan member of the Frankston Uniting Church. She maintains close contact with Samoa. In September 2009, a tsunami devastated the southwest coast of Upolu. Rona arranged to send a container-load of aid. She approached the firm for whom she’d worked for 20 years for shoes. The firm not only donated shoes, they paid for the cost of the container and return airfares to supervise the distribution of a wide variety of goods Rona had collected. In January this year she flew in again: this time to see for herself the unloading of the MLG shipment. While there, Rone took these pictures of the devastation.

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