Volunteers dig in to save souls

2016-06-16 06:00
 Volunteers from The World Mission Society Church of God cleaned up streets in Langa.

Volunteers from The World Mission Society Church of God cleaned up streets in Langa.

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The World Mission Society Church of God literally got their hands dirty on Sunday as they observed the World Environmental Day by picking up detritus choking streets in Langa.

Kusile Kewana, a member of the congregation said they had decided to make an effort to protect the environment.

“The clean-up operation was attended by church members of the Cape Town branch. Simultaneously, the mission was carried out by branches in Johannesburg and Pretoria .

“We spread the spirit of giving through various campaigns, including clean-ups, blood transfusion drives, disaster relief efforts, supporting local events and visiting senior citizens and children’s homes,” she said.

Climate change and environmental pollution are destroying the planet and numerous people in the world are suffering from sudden disasters, accidents and financial difficulties.

“ We are spreading the spirit of sharing and volunteering so that families, neighbours, communities, countries and the world as a whole can be united. We are cleaning polluted areas, saving dying souls and delivering hope and courage to our neighbours in despair,” she said.

On Sunday they cleaned Bhunga Avenue with the support of the community as well as the city’s solid waste management.

Guided by solid waste management head Xolisile Mama congregants merrily picked up rubbish and swept the streets, picked up litter and removed litter in various illegal dumping sites. The community, in turn, showed gratitude towards the volunteers.

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