The Angel Network KZN is working tirelessly to offer relief to affected communities after the recent floods in Kwazulu Natal left more than 400 dead with many missing and hundreds still displaced.
The South African Jewish Board of Deputies and Investec as well as several volunteers rolled up their sleeves, that The Angel Network Durban has managed to shop, sort, load and pack both food and supplies which have been distributed to Umgeni, Chesterville, Briardene, KwaMashu, Mayville, Phoenix and the Molweni community.
The Angel Network Gauteng coordinated the task of getting a 16 tonne truck to Durban, filled with 10 000 litres of water, hundreds of toiletry packs and thousands of buckets. This truckload was dropped off at SA Harvest -who ensured that the heroes at the Search and Rescue station at Virginia airport got everything to the worst affected areas in time.
The big hurdle remain in accessing communities where roads and bridges have been washed away. At present, residents have to walk around the washed away bridges to collect food relief.
The Angel Network said its immediate focus is getting food and water to communities urgently because if people get desperate they may start drinking dirty water which poses health threats. health.
“We are doing the best we can. This was a disaster beyond our imagination. As the Angels Network we are deeply touched by the loss of lives and displacement of people. That’s why we got on the ground with help the moment we could” the Angel Network told The Star.
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