It has been a stressful and emotional day for many today. The SVA is ready to help where possible over the coming days and weeks - please don't hesitate to message us on FB or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SVA are currently on standby, awaiting calls for assistance and are happy to help those that need it. As it is the holidays, our exec and volunteers are spread across the country and so we have people in Christchurch, Wellington and elsewhere who are able to be mobilised. You are also welcome to assist if the need should arise.
Please also remember to connect with your neighbours and nearby friends to check that they are okay - this event may have stirred up emotions that we thought were far behind us, so it is important to band together and help those who need it.
And on a final note from us please be aware of the weather warnings occurring currently, keep your radio or television on to stay updated and stay safe.
Thinking of all those affected. Much love, the SVA team.