This article originally appeared in the North Coast Courier
The NPO and ministry has an outreach programme that helps communities across the province affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to Yvonne Halley of the ministry, their objective since the lockdown had been announced was in assisting the City and communities adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
“Our ministry operates from Glenashley and Ballito and thanks to the support from the community we have been supporting the Malacca Road Informal Settlement, the Briardene Informal Settlement, a settlement in Cornubia and a soup kitchen in Hillary. During this lockdown we have seen the community come together and we are again appealing to anyone who can help to donate non-perishable food items. We have vehicles and permits and are willing to collect,” she said.
Alice of the ministry said – “What was great was the Round Tables of Durban 2, uMhlanga 155 and Ballito 221 cam together and jointly donated 700 blankets for distribution to the needy. The chaps from Ballito and the Area Chairman Cameron Day, Jean Spence joined by Kim Wild and her two Kids Levi Richie and Isla Whittaker joined to assist on the ground by handing out donated toys and food at one of the feeding schemes here in Tongaat.