THE Bendigo Maubisse Friendship Committee is hosting a movie fundraiser next week to raise money for the Maubisse community in wake of the devastating floods in Timor-Leste.
Interim Chairperson Rod Flavell hoped the money raised would help the community rebuild critical infrastructure after recent floods and landslides over the Easter period.
"The country has been devastated by the floods and they currently have access to very fragile housing and infrastructure," he said.
"We are still trying to determine how much has been lost and critical things have been effected such as the loss of medical goods and PPE and the flooding of clinics."
Mr Flavell said due to the floods, many supplies the group had already sent over have not been accessible due to the flooding of ports.
"At the moment we can't supplies or containers up there," he said.
"We send shipping containers of goods for example some containers have school furniture, equipment and medical and dental supplies in them.
"At the moment, the supplies we sent a month or so ago is still sitting on the docs because all the ports have been flooded."
Mr Flavell said it was easier to send money rather than goods at the moment.
He hoped people would help and support the Maubisse community by attending the fundraiser.
"We need to get community awareness of the situation and there is urgency around providing funds for them to replace goods and materials that they need is vitally important," he said.
The movie fundraiser will show The Courier at Star Cinema on April 29 with all tickets $20.
Mr Flavell said everyone will be welcome with doors opening at 6:30pm, bookings can be directly made through Star Cinema here.
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