Outlet donates clothes to burnt children’s home

2016-04-26 06:00
The burnt remains of the St Monica’s Children’s Home on the Bluff. Photo: supplied

The burnt remains of the St Monica’s Children’s Home on the Bluff. Photo: supplied

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FOLLOWING a fire which burnt parts of the St Monica’s Children’s Home on the Bluff several weeks ago, Cityhope Disaster Relief in Hillcrest wanted to assist.

The organisation is a non-profit group with a unique mission - to partner with businesses, organisations and church groups to facilitate relief efforts and delivery aid to communities and nations that have been affected by disaster situations.

The home’s director Althea Govender informed the Cityhope team that some of the children had been badly traumatised by the devastation, which destroyed most of their personal belongings including clothing, toys, school books and bedding.

Lori Reardon, Cityhope Disaster Relief general manager said: “One can only imagine how frightening and traumatic this experience must have been for a child to witness, especially one without parents to console them following such a frightening event. This is where we, as an organisation, feel a calling to respond, no matter how small a gesture it may be.

Receiving a large donation of new clothing sponsored by Pep Stores, the team, with the support of Pastor Gary Charlton of Cityhill Church on the Bluff, called on the home to evaluate the extent of the damage and to see how they could contribute in some way.

Cityhope Disaster Relief has been involved in local and international relief missions such as a recent expedition to Greece where they assisted thousands of Syrians who were fleeing their homelands to find safety and refuge in Greece due to civil war and terrorism.
During this massive outreach, Cityhope soon discovered the enormous impact the gift of giving has and how it affects the well-being of human in dire circumstances. Stocked with a bakkie-load of new clothing, Pastor Charlton off-loaded the new garments from Pep at St Monica’s where the children, who lost most of their belongings, can now look forward to receiving some new and much-needed clothing in preparation of the impending winter ahead.

For more information on
Cityhope Disaster Relief and how you can become
involved, contact Lori
Reardon on
086 112 2331 or visit their website www.city
hope.co.za

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