Relief packages will be distributed to about 8 500 families whose homes were damaged by flooding in Mamelodi, Pretoria, aid organisation Gift of the Givers said today.
Families displaced by floods that hit rural parts of KwaZulu-Natal last week received some relief packages from the charity organisation.
“This benefit now overflows into Mamelodi, Pretoria,” spokesperson Imtiaz Sooliman said in a statement.
“We had promised that though our initial response was in KZN, which at that time was the worst affected, our teams were on standby for other provinces. That promise comes to pass today.”
Gift of the Givers was expected to start distributing about 500 packages, with several thousand more to follow, this afternoon in Extension 11.
Packages consisted of 500 food parcels, 500 hygiene packs, 500 household detergent packs, 500 sweet packs for children, 500 blankets, new clothing and shoes, Sooliman said.
As the roll out continued there was a major need for “back to school” related items, he said.