Gift of the Givers distributes 105 food parcels to people affected by flooding in Umzumbe. Also handed over were blankets, mattresses, meals, rice and a bag of canned food.
Shoprite/Checkers donates two containers to Gift of the Givers to increase our storage capacity. Also donates 18 pallets mixed food items and 36 pallets water for #KZNFloods.
Gift of the Givers responded to flood affected informal settlement in Marianhill, KZN. We distributed food hampers, blankets and canned food to 75 families.
East Coast Radio running a campaign for tinned food today from 6am - 6pm. In the picture are presenters Darren and Skye, Diane McPherson and Station Manager Boni Mchunu.
Nikita Morgan, PR for Shoprite/Checkers and her team brought 7000 cans of baked beans. Substantial items to follow on Monday.
Teams packing Gift of the Givers truck with donated items.
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All shacks at the Masinenge Informal Settlement in Margate were waterlogged. All belongings destroyed.
Shoprite Checkers and Gift of the Givers responded to the 50 people affected with soup and bread and food parcels and blankets.
Our teams had difficulty reaching the disaster site as roads were impassable due to storm damage. Roads and bridges have been washed away.
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Gift of the Givers assisted 250 families affected by the heavy rains in Louisiana, KZN. @Shoprite_SA arrived with their delicious soup kitchen.
Items delivered are:
Blankets, mattresses, towels, canned food, food parcels, bread, meals, roof sheeting, poles and uniforms.
Big thanks to The Foschini Group, Multiwood Furniture, Dumakude Hardware and Paddock Farmer, Phillip Bungee of Friedewald Farm.
A bursting river overflows into the homes of 55 Ifafa Beach families. The Gift of the Givers team arrived to find families literally picking up the pieces of their belongings.
Without potable water and electricity the families have no meals. Our team arrived in time with bottled water and food parcels for the residents.
The caretaker's house was situated on the school grounds at Westcliff Secondary School.
A steep bank and wall behind it collapsed onto it washing sand onto & into the house killing everyone inside. Sadly they stood no chance against the mud slide and didn't manage to get out in time. Their bodies were dug out of the mud by teams who worked through Monday night and most of Tuesday.
Disaster management teams in various municipalities in South Africa always go beyond the call of duty when faced by challenges of intense storms or runaway fires. Many of Gift of the Givers volunteers are personnel that come from these municipalities. In addition we have a large pool of private volunteers that can intervene locally if necessary.
In South Africa our disaster response policy