After being hit by devastating floods across the Kwazulu-Natal province, many humanitarian organisations have stepped in with relief effort plans to assist communities in need – many without access to electricity, water, clothing and basic food stuffs. We’ve put together a list of organisations that you can help:-
GIFT OF THE GIVERS
Gift of the Givers lists hot meals, blankets, bottled water, warm clothes, sanitary pads and diapers as the most immediate requirements for those in low-lying areas who have lost their possessions.
Anyone who wants to donate via Gift of the Givers can make a monetary donation to:
Bank: Standard Bank
Account name: Gift of the Givers
Branch code: 057525
Account number: 052137228
Reference: KZN Floods.
Please send the deposit slip to email@example.com for a formal acknowledgment and to request a section 18A tax-deductible certificate.
ROBIN HOOD FOUNDATION
Co-ordinator of the Robin Hood Foundation, a non-profit organisation based in KwaZulu-Natal, Jackie Psannis says there is a need for non-perishable items such as rice, sugar beans and maize, clothing and household items.
“We foresee relief taking the form of food drives in the days and weeks ahead. We are appealing to anyone who can help to donate whatever they can. Realistically, anything that can fit into a black bag. We are collecting donations and taking them to the harder-to-reach areas in northern KZN where communities have been severely affected.”
The six drop-off sites for donations are:
- CGA Agencies, 235 Underwood Road, Pinetown, 031 708 1018, 8am-4pm
- Broadway Pharmacy, 5 Swapo Road, Durban North, 031 563 8216, 8am-7pm
- Wool ’n Weave, Lillies Quarter, Old Main Road, Hillcrest, 031 765 2770, 9am-4pm
- Dormehl Phalane Real Estate, Gillitts Centre, Clifton Road, 082 726 1956, 8.30am-4.30pm
- Washwell Granada Laundry, 16 Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga, 083 299 4008, 7.30am-4.30pm.
Monetary donations will be used for rebuilding and relief projects, and can be made using the following banking details, or via the other payment methods on the organisation’s website – https://robinhoodfoundation.co.za/
Account name: The Robin Hood Foundation
Branch code: 164826
Account number: 1648160948
Reference: Your Name/Flood relief
THE ANGEL NETWORK
The Angel Network NPO, with offices in Durban, is offering relief to affected communities.
Among the much-needed items they are collecting is clean water and food.
Donations can be dropped off at any of the following locations:
- Gate A at Kings Park Stadium, SA Harvest Warehouse, Jackson Road, Durban;
- St Martins Church, 12 Chelsea Drive, Durban North, and;
- Gate 3, 3 Far Lane, Mt Edgecombe.
Monetary donations will be used to rebuild homes destroyed in the flooding. These can be made using the following banking details, or via the other payment methods on the organisation’s website – https://theangelnetwork.co.za/
Bank: Standard Bank
Account name: The Angel Network Durban
Account Number: 10145040508
Reference: Flood relief
CITYHOPE DISASTER RELIEF
CityHope Disaster Relief is a non-profit organisation that delivers disaster relief aid to communities that have been affected across the country.
CityHope hopes to raise R2 million to help support 2 000 families in KwaZulu-Natal with blankets, mattresses, food and hygiene parcels.
“We invite you to join the CityHope Disaster Relief as we rally support for our fellow citizens in their desperate time of need,” writes the organisation on Facebook.
You can donate to their fundraising efforts via their website using the reference “KZNFloods” – https://cityhopedisasterrelief.org/
THE DURBAN SPCA
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Springfield, Phoenix and Sunningdale are all closed due to the floods. According to a Facebook post, the animals from the Springfield SPCA were moved from flooded kennels to dry kennels by emergency staff at 02:00 on Tuesday 12 April. The SPCA is urging the public to donate dry blankets and pet food.
Cash donations can be made here: https://www.spcadbn.org.za/donate.php
Donations can also be dropped off at 2 Willowfield Crescent, Springfield Park, or at 127 Edgely Road, Parkhill.