Keeping the homeless warm

2019-07-02 06:00
During the blanket handover at Busy Corner in Parkwood.

During the blanket handover at Busy Corner in Parkwood.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

A community activist from Ottery, Keith Blake worked closely with a local business to help keep the homeless people around Parkwood warm during the stormy weekend two weeks ago.

Blake received a bunch of 30 blankets from Diep River-based Grimms Auto Services. He had appealed to the company to support his initiative to help the less fortunate.

Explaining how they identified their beneficiaries, Blake says: “My wife, Tina, picked them as we saw how poorly dressed they were, and we saw they had trolleys with plastics and cardboards which they got from bins to put food on the table.”

Blake and his wife are pensioners and they spend some of their time trying to help the needy in their community. They have been working with this auto service for a while.

Lilian Adams, a bookkeeper at the company, says the owners and staff are “very diligent” in donating to the under privileged. She said they have committed to the distribution of food parcels and blankets.

“We do this very often and it is a great pleasure for us to be giving as best as we can,” Adams says. She says they believe it is important to share their blessings with those who are in need.

Roxanne Thorpe, assistant manager says their donation was valued at R3 300.


Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.