GoG lends a helping hand

2016-04-27 06:00

POLITICAL heavyweights from organisations around KwaZulu-Natal have thanked Gift of the Givers and partners for distributing water, food parcels, detergent and personal hygienic packs.

Gift of the Givers team and volunteers, led by operations manager Sallim Sayed, have been travelling to various areas of KwaZulu-Natal distributing millions of litres of water and other items to assist communities badly affected by the drought.

Sayed said most of the areas affected are around Zululand.

“We are most busy in Empangeni, Richards Bay, Eshowe, Hluhluwe, Nongoma, Vryheid and outlying municipalities. The conditions are shocking and to see dams and rivers almost dry made us realise the drought is disastrous.

“This is also a huge lesson for all of us - water is precious and we need to take care of nature and save water.”

Sayed says Gift of the Givers’ drought relief campaign is unlikely to end soon and appealed to people, companies and municipalities to join hands with his organisation and help affected communities.

Recently Sayed’s staff visited affected areas under uThungulu District Municipality to offer assistance and was joined by Edendale-born, former Laduma High School pupil and uThungulu District Municipality mayor, Thembeka Mchunu, KZN premier, Senzo’s wife, the deputy mayor of uThungulu, Nonhle Mkhulise (ANC chairperson in uThungulu), King Goodwill Zwelithini and King Zwelithini’s Bayede Foundation CEO, Rhana Naicker.

Mchunu said KZN and South Africa was blessed that there is a humanitarian or disaster­ organisations such as Gift of the Givers.

Zwelithini said there are no suitable words to thank the work tirelessly done by the organisation.

Those who wish to assist must contact Sayed on 083 651 2006 or call in at Gift of the Givers warehouse at 31 Willowton­ Road.

Gift of the Givers team and volunteers, led by
operations manager Sallim Sayed, have been travelling to various areas of KwaZulu-Natal distributing millions of litres of water and other items to assist communities badly affected by the ongoing drought

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