People from all faiths gathered at the Rustdene Sports Ground in Beaufort West to pray in solidarity for rain in the Western Cape. Each person who attended received a 2 x 5lt Bottle of Water, Box of 2 Min Noodles, Cremora and Coffee Sachets.
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Gift of the Givers delivers fodder to the farmers of Mosselbaai Vlakte, Voelvloei, Herbetsdale and Albertina.
Our trucks, escorted by SAPS and traffic police, were welcomed by farmers, their families and workers. Other than Gift of the Givers, there hasn't been any assistance for these farmers since the drought. #DroughtSA#GiftoftheGivers#SABC#Donate
Gift of the Givers delivers 1150 x 5lt water and 1000 hand sanitizers to Karl Bremmer Hospital in Cape Town. The Hospital Management contacted us saying they are in the middle of a crisis as the water supply to the hospital has been disrupted and some wards have no water.
Similarly the Emithini Primary School in Kraaifontein has no running water due to pipe faults. Gift of the Givers responded
Gift of the Givers distributes 4048 x 5lt Bottled Water, 2700 x 1lt Juice and 1320 x 300ml Juice to the Moorreesburg and Pieketberg. The communities were really appreciative of this donation as they are battling with the current drought conditions. The Berg River that supplies water to Moorreesburg and Piketberg has run completely dry.
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
Via ship a consignment of bottled water will leave Durban harbor destined for Cape Town. The Gift of the Givers KZN team loaded 3 x 40ft containers laden with water, an essential part of our existence. #DayZero#CapeTownDrought
All shipping costs and harbor charges were wavered, a big thank you to Transnet and the Shipping Association.
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As part of Western Cape Drought Relief, Gift of the Givers delivered 58 tons of water to Fallen Angels, a pet shelter, in Melkbos Strand, which is on the West Coast of Cape Town. #DayZero #CapeTownDrought
We can debate about the exact date when Day Zero will be upon us, will it arrive early in March, later in May or even better, be avoided all together if beneficial, soaking rain falls in the catchment areas of dams and aquifers soon. The reality is that Day Zero has already arrived: when animals are dying of thirst, when vineyards fail because of drought, when tens of thousands of farm labourers
Day Zero is virtually inevitable, the situation cannot be reversed as significant rainfall is not guaranteed and water consumption exceeds daily targets. Four million people face the harsh reality of standing in water queues at 200 distribution points throughout the Western Cape. This process could last a week, a month or even a whole year depending on the strength of our prayer.
Gift of the Givers delivers fodder to Ladismith. The area has been battling with drought since 2015 and lost 4 major dairy farms to the drought. The existing and emerging farmers both joined hands in unity today to receive this life saving donation.
Gift of the Givers delivered much needed fodder to Oudtshoorn which has been declared a disaster area.
The town consist of 300 ostrich farmers and the largest exporter of ostrich meat in South Africa. Farmers traveled from all over Oudtshoorn to receive this donation. It was one of the biggest distributions of fodder for this town. Farmers were overwhelmed as the Gift of the Givers trucks pulled
Queens Park High School in Woodstock, Cape Town, has no water due to low pressure damage caused by limited water supply during the drought. The Gift of the Givers team supplied 500 x 5 litre bottles of water.
In Fraserburg we were warmly welcomed by farmers and the community as we delivered the largest contribution of fodder these people have ever received. This town is slowly diminishing as businesses and banks closed down due to the drought and farmers lose sheep by the 100s.
A further distribution of 5lt Bottled Water and 2 Minute Noodles was rolled out to various hospitals, clinics, schools and
Farmers of Patensie welcomed the Gift of the Givers truck with tears of joy as the first load of fodder arrived for the battling farmers. The drought has hit them very hard and the need for fodder increases day by day.
Hi Dr. Sooliman and to all at The Gift of the Givers Organisation and There Staff. This is a Message of appreciation from all the Farmers in the Aberdeen District would like to THANK YOU ALL and to ALL THE FARMERS involved in organising and donating FEED and to All the people involved in The TRANSPORT OF THE FODDER to us. We are tremendously GREATFULL FOR THE FODDER, but above
Desperate cries of help from farmers in Laingsburg, Mossel Bay and Aberdeen necessitated Gift of the Givers expanding our fodder intervention in Sutherland into these areas. Western Cape MEC for Finance, Dr Ivan Meyer, accompanied our fodder distribution in Laingsburg on Friday, whilst our geohydrologist, Dr Gideon Groenewald, co-ordinated distribution in Mossel Bay on Saturday. Mossel Bay will
Gift of the Givers in partnership with AECI distribute 860 x 5lt Water and 600 Blankets to the Tulbag community. The water flowing from their taps is brown so one can imagine their relief when we arrived with pure drinking water.
The Oliphant River is downright dry, the people are distressed by this evident reality as the Oliphant river feeds the Cederberg region.
Mayor of the Cederberg Municipality, Mr Jimmy Bernard, extends a warm welcome to the Gift of the Givers team who arrived with Bottle Water, TFG Blankets and Stop Hunger Meals for the community of Clanwilliam.
3168 × 5lt water handed over to Matzikama Municipality and to Vergenoeg Primary School in Vredendal.
The people of Koekenaap also received a much needed supply of water, 2016 x 5lt bottles of water was delivered to the community on the border between the Western and Northern Cape. This community and many others say they will be out of drinking water in 28 days.
A very big "thank you" to all those compassionate, warm hearted people from all over our country and beyond our borders that have donated millions of litres of bottled water and cash to Gift of the Givers for our drought intervention campaign in the Western Cape. Large communities in rural areas, farmers, labourers, schools, institutions and animal shelters have been the recipients of your
Gift of the Givers teams are having a particularly busy time this week. Demands for clean drinking water have increased from a number of areas in the Western Cape. The Paarl Municipality has called us into a meeting this morning to discuss their urgent water requirements. Drakenstein Municipality is sending us a list of "red" zones (areas in need of urgent intervention). Bottled water
Gift of the Givers with Makro held a Water Awareness Day at Marconi Beam Primary School and Scottesville Primary School in Cape Town. The team was accompanied by Miss Earth 2017, Irini Moutzouris. Each student received a bottle of water and Easter eggs.
Cries of jubilation from learners, teachers, school governing body and community as water flows from borehole donated by Gift of the Givers and TFG to Soyisile Public Primary School in Khayelitsha. #DayZero
The Western Cape drought is serious. Many don't understand that as yet. Breede Valley, Drakenstein and neighbouring areas have reached Day Zero. There is NO drinking water. Western Cape Provincial Disaster Management contacted Gift of the Givers over the weekend requesting urgent support for these regions. Four Gift of the Givers trucks left Bramley this morning carrying 120 tons of
Gift of the Givers successfully drills borehole at the Habibia Soofie Educational Centre in Rylands Estate, Cape Town. This borehole will pump 18 000 litres providing for at least 15 000 people per day. #DayZero#CapeTownDrought#GiftoftheGivers
Visiting two springs in Cape Town was an eye opener for the Gift of the Givers teams. Once the water supply was cut to 50L per day on 1 Feb, in essence, Day Zero had been reached. The water restriction knows no race, religion, colour, class, culture or social status. Whether you came walking or in a German luxury vehicle you all stood in the same queue patiently waiting your turn to collect