The Rotary Club of Uitenhage South has been collecting clothing and blankets for the people affected by the devastating floods in KwaZulu-Natal and were enthusiastically joined by the Interact Club of Riebeek College Girls High School, as well as the Rotary Club of Port Elizabeth West.
“Rotary in KZN asked for goods rather than money. The donations included dozens of blankets and piles of almost new clothing, with an estimated value of way over R40 000,” said Clive Hassell, President of the Rotary Club of Uitenhage South.
“Everything was eventually carefully put into 18 large tightly packed boxes. The consignment filled two pallets and was dispatched on Monday (23rd May), just in time to assist the people who have just had the second disaster.
“Many of them even lost the relief aid they received from the first floods,” said Hassell.
A whole raft of companies has been involved in donating the logistics and warehousing both locally and in Durban. To ensure accountability, everything will be individually handed out by The Rotary Clubs in the Durban area.
“With what has just happened for the second time, anyone in Kariega or Gqeberha who feels able to assist with blankets, clothing or money, we can send more,” said Hassell.
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