Salvation Army helping flood victims
Johannesburg - The Salvation Army has offered emergency relief to families left destitute by the recent floods in parts of the country, it said on Tuesday.
The organisation said it had received requests for help particularly from people in northern KwaZulu-Natal, Mamelodi and Vereeniging and had distributed food parcels, clothing and blankets.
"The Salvation Army is also hard at work preparing relief for people in Taung and Barkly West, and is planning a visit to these areas to see what additional help is required," said Captain Piet Semeno.
"We acknowledge our Christian responsibility to be active on behalf of the community in providing a better quality of life for those in need."
The assistance was made possible through donations and support from the public.
Eight provinces have been declared disaster areas as a result of flooding. KwaZulu-Natal was one of the worst hit. Dozens of people lost their lives and thousands were left destitute.