Gift of the Givers Delivers Water in Drakenstein. More Requested.
Four Gift of the Givers trucks arrived in Paarl this morning and were graciously received by Mayor Conrad Poole of Drakenstein Municipality. Two trucks were offloaded at the offices of the Cape AgriMark Association in Paarl and another two at their offices in Wellington. There was jubilation at the arrival of this water, which we now understand is specifically for the rural populations that live along the Berg River from Hermon to Gouda and beyond. The Berg River community falls under the municipalities of Breede Valley and Drakenstein. They put in a request to Western Cape Provincial Disaster Management who in turn called Gift of the Givers to intervene urgently if possible. Within 24 hours the trucks were dispatched from our Logistics facility in Bramley carrying 17 568 x 5L bottled water. Those who spoke to us said that the populations along the Berg River were already out of DRINKING water since February and that they would appreciate as much bottled water as possible. A further delivery is planned for next week. The municipality has earmarked so called "red" areas which require urgent intervention with this drinking water. Mayor Conrad Poole and the provincial disaster thanked for the contribution.