Place of Hope - farm for homeless families

2016-09-01 06:00
=The Uitenhage Lions Club provided food parcels to 25 families at Place of Hope.            Photo: SUPPLIED

=The Uitenhage Lions Club provided food parcels to 25 families at Place of Hope. Photo: SUPPLIED

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Place of Hope has its origins approximately nine years ago and consisted of six families which stayed in Greenbushes. Complaints from residents regarding the informal settlement resulted in them being relocated to a farm in the region purchased by Fred and Susan Barnard.

The Uitenhage Lions Club recently paid them a visit and provided food parcels to the approximately 25 families residing in Place of Hope.

“Housing consists of old shacks and caravans with the main house accommodating approximately 90 residents in the settlement,” said Lion Denis Murphy from the Uitenhage Lions Club.

Place of Hope raises funds through the selling of firewood and residents provide their labour free of cost in the maintenance of the site.

“Water is obtained from a bore hole on site and a mobile clinic has been arranged to commence visiting the site once a month, starting during this month [September].

“All children on site are at primary school level and transport is provided free of cost to the nearby Altona Primary School,” said Murphy.

  • Donations to Place of Hope can be arranged by contacting either Susan Barnard on 041 372 1952, Judith on Cell 072 428 4817 and/or Chantel on cell 082 968 0189

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