Water donated todisaster stricken region

2018-06-21 06:02
PHOTO: suppliedGift of the Givers representatives with staff members at a donation at Murchison Hospital.

PHOTO: suppliedGift of the Givers representatives with staff members at a donation at Murchison Hospital.

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THE region has been desperate for water services in recent weeks as labour disputes at the Ugu District Municipality brought the delivery of water services in the region to a complete standstill.

As was previously reported in the Fever, communities were forced to resort to desperate measures for their needs.

Some organisations, however, decided to lend some support.

While Lazer 911 and the Ramsgate CPF offered smaller scale emergency relief at selected premises, Gift of the Givers came in to the rescue at a larger scale.

Imraan Mohamed from the Gift of the givers said the charitable organisation came out to provide relief at the high risk areas including Murchison Hospital, South Coast Hospice, creches, schools and some households.

“When the news that Port Shepstone has once again been disastrously affected with water shortages, The Gift of the Givers was eager to assist and stepped in to provide a total of 3 300 five-litre bottles of water to the area,” said Mohamed.

Lazer 911 manager Basil Lanka also encouraged other organisations to assist where they could. “The water crisis is taking a toll on all of us. Those that need drinking water in an emergency can collect from 64 Marine Drive, Oslo Beach ( Lazer House next to Oslo beach park). Premises can be accessed 24 hours. Two taps on premises. We would like to urge people with motor vehicles to assist the poor and elderly to transport their water,” said Lanka.

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