MORE than 400 Mkholombe residents, mostly elderly, received blankets and food at the Darul Ihsan Centre winter outreach at Merlewood Primary School hall last week. The Darul Ihsan Centre, a Durban-based organisation focusing on public benefit welfare and education, were visiting the Mkholombe community as part of their 2017 winter campaign on August 5. The outreach, was co-ordinated by Port Shepstone community members Messrs Ebrahim Patel, Uzair Patel, Imraan Hansbhai, Yacoob Parak and Yunoos Moolla and attended by deputy mayor, Cllr Ronnie Nair, Mkholombe community leader Bonga Nzimande and Tessa Nqayi, the Ward 17 branch secretary.Speaking at the outreach Nair said communities in Port Shepstone needed to work together to enhance the lives of the underprivileged. “I would like to thank the Darul Ihsan Centre for its sterling humanitarian work amongst needy and disadvantaged communities,” said Nair. Head of Relief at Darul Ihsan Centre, Abdul Saeed Shaik, gave an overview of Darul Ihsan Centre’s activities and thanked guests for their kind words, and acknowledging the centre’s work. A total of 405 blankets and 425 hot, packed meals and soft drinks were distributed.