Tonga’s Olympic flag bearer, Pita Taufatofua sets up fundraising page

The tsunami was caused by the volcanic eruption over last weekend.

Taufatofua is currently in Australia. 

“I am mobilising all the assistance I can to send to our beloved Tonga. In the coming days, weeks we will need your help.”

“Initial priority for the funds will go towards those most in need, infrastructure and damage to schools, hospitals etc. This is an ongoing fundraiser and will be updated regularly. Your assistance and support in this time of need is greatly appreciated.”

Over TOP$22,300 raised for Tongan man attacked after ‘begging’ for money in Australia

His mother has also received donations in cash and food in Tonga after the incident.

Siaki Tome was subjected to what appears to be an unprovoked attack on Monday night reports Kaniva News.

Sinipiu Taumālolo claimed Tome approached him asking for work. It has been claimed the incident occurred after Tome had asked Taumālolo for money to be paid in advance from his pay.

Taumālolo was overheard in a livestream video clip talking to Tome about the money.

Over $45,000 raised for late Tongan MMA fighter Lifau Vake

Supporters, families and friends have raised $45,502 in a GoFundMe fundraise set up by page a friend of the Vake family, Golnaz Bassam Tabar.

The amount was donated over 3 days by 655 generous people.