Support and respite for first responders – your vote can help Te Kiwi Māia win a grant
Rebecca Nelson is the founder of Te Kiwi Māia – The Courageous Kiwi Charitable Trust which aims to provide support and respite for first responders and New Zealand Defence Force personnel.
The Trust aims to provide support and respite for first responders and New Zealand Defence Force personnel who have physical or psychological injuries as a result of their service to Aotearoa New Zealand and our communities.
Rebecca established Te Kiwi Māia following conversations with leaders of a range of emergency service organisations in New Zealand including Fire and Emergency. Our Response Capability National Advisor, Pauga Esi Pauga is on the Advisory Board.
Rebecca has been named as one of the top six in the Westfield Local Heroes competition in Albany. If she becomes one of the final three in the competition, she will be awarded a grant of $10,000. Her plan is to use the funds to take a group of first responders and New Zealand Defence Force away for a week of respite next year.
If you would like to vote for Rebecca, and help her make it into the final three, you can do so via the link below. Be quick though as voting closes on Monday.
There is more on Te Kiwi Māia on their website(external link).