Welfare helps xenophobic victims

2015-04-30 13:47

THE Tongaat Child Welfare lent a helping hand to their sister organisation the Verulam Child Welfare in alleviating the plight of those affected by the xenophobic violence.

Speaking to the Weekly, social worker head Jo Moodley said donations from sponsors were able to provide medical supplies, food and diapers.

“However, there is still dire need for greater assistance. We have been advised that there are 2000 people affected of which 800 are children. They were temporarily accommodated at the Verulam Police Station and have subsequently moved to a Phoenix.”

Moodley said the urgent requirements include baby products (clothes, food, nappies, etc.), adult clothes, toiletries (sanitary pads, soaps, toothpaste, etc), non-perishable food, blankets and tents.

Items can be dropped at the Tongaat Child and Family Welfare offices. For further information please contact Miss J.J Govender or Ms D Naidoo on 032 944 1514 or 032 944 1123

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