Donors help the poor

2017-07-26 06:03
In the spirit of giving back, employees of Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) from Kimberley participated in a charity drive in which they donated food parcels, clothes, soup and bread to poverty-stricken community members from Galeshewe.Photo: Supplied

In the spirit of giving back, employees of Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) from Kimberley participated in a charity drive in which they donated food parcels, clothes, soup and bread to poverty-stricken community members from Galeshewe.Photo: Supplied

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In the spirit of giving back, employees of Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) from Kimberley participated in a charity drive in which they donated food parcels, clothes, soup and bread.

Employees handed over the items, which they had purchased with money from their own pockets, to donate to the Living Waters community wellness and development agency in Galeshewe (Kimberley).

The centre prepares food daily and the poverty-stricken community members go there to get a plate of food. These community members benefit from meals served on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

The Living Waters community wellness and development agency was founded in 2012 and is reported to currently serve about 125 elderly people and 175 children with meals and sanitary products.

Essie Reed, the project manager and founding member of the Living Waters agency, was elated that companies such as TFR noticed what the communities are going through.

“We sometimes struggle to feed them. It is a blessing. We were not expecting this, but it really shows that there are people who care,” she said.

Thanking Transnet, Nico Loff, the chairperson of the agency, also appreciated the fact that there are good people out there.

“No matter how small the contribution is, we appreciate any help,” Loff added.

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