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Gift of the Givers loaded a 30 ton truck with vegetables, stationery packs, wool packs, pet food and bottled water for Sutherland.
Recipients have been sending us a great deal of messages and voice notes expressing their gratitude for our support over #DroughtSA
Gift of the Givers flatbed trailer on its maiden voyage to deliver fodder from Mooi River to Eastern Cape. The truck will then move to Northern Cape where it will be dedicated to delivery of several 100 tons of fodder.
This horse and trailer was purchased at a cost of R1.5 million and dedicated to the delivery of animal feed in the hope that the lives of hundreds of animals can still be saved. In
It can only be a miracle unfolding in Northern, Western, Eastern Cape and the Karoo, a witnessing of the indomitable human spirit in the face of insurmountable challenges, of incredible resilience, selflessness, compassion and generosity beyond compare of very ordinary human beings driven by their humanity in the face of a relentless drought, the effect of which is nothing less than catastrophic.
In our article yesterday on the animal crisis in Northern and Eastern Cape we mentioned that the chance of more incidents of farmer suicide is very real. Tragically, the words came true in less than 24 hours; Andries le Roux, 38, a hardworking, prize winning Angora goat breeder, respected member of the community, father of three beautiful children aged 6, 8 and 10, and owner of Farm Fortuin, in
It has been a period of great distress for many farmers and animals in Northern and Eastern Cape for several months now. Recently, a farmer and his wife tried to "rescue" 157 "abandoned" calves whose mothers were too weak and malnourished to nurture their offspring with love, warmth and nourishment; only eight survived. The farmer wanted to commit suicide. Two months ago a farmer shot
Gift of the Givers distributed water to the community of White Blocks, Smartie Town and Lang Straat in Cloetesville, Stellenbosh.
The Stellenbosch Municipality has declared the area on level 4 alert due to the shortage of water in the area. The following quantities were delivered:
Gift of the Givers Western Province branch commences is Winter Warmth distribution in Hopefield, distributing 1005 TFG (The Foschini Group) blankets and 5000L water to a community afflicted by water scarcity.
Total Project Value: R172 580.00.Read more
Port Shepstone made national news last week regarding the severe water shortages in and surrounding areas due to burst pipes and blockages at the main reservoir. Gift of the Givers was contacted and on Wednesday a truck was dispatched with 800x 5lt bottles of water, 361 pairs of school shoes and 185 detergents.
Our team was met with disbelief and subsequent joy on receipt of the water and
The communities in Die Kamp in Klapmuts and Smarty Town in Paarl share communal taps as they have no running water in their homes. Gift of the Givers donates 2100 x 5lt bottled water and 650 Kiddies Looms.
Total Project Value: R75 632.70.