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SAAI calls for Cyclone Idai aid 5km-walk

PEOPLE HELPING People (#peoplehelpingpeople #cycloneidaiaid) calls on citizens to join a 5km Family Walk at the Johannesburg Zoo in aid of survivors of Cyclone Idai.

SAAI calls for Cyclone Idai aid 5km-walk

The cyclone, recorded as one of the worst natural disasters to hit the Southern Hemisphere, has devasted parts of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

Gauteng-based NGO,South Africa Association of Investors (SAAI) has partnered with Joburg City Parks & Zoo, SABC Foundation, The Princess of Africa Foundation and Pink Drive to host a 5km Cyclone Idai Aid walk on Saturday, 13 April 2009, to raise funds and donations for the flood survivors.  

Activities will include a morning walk, free cancer testing from Pink Drive, a pledge session followed by entertainment featuring Sipho “Hot Stix” Mabuse, Victor Masondo & Conversations, PJ Powers and Denim.

Details of the Campaign

Date: Saturday, 13 April 2019

Time: 06h30-07h15 (registration) 07h30 (walk starts)

Venue: Johannesburg Zoo, Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkview

Entertainment: 12h00

Bookings: QUICKET (https://www.quicket.co.za/events/71062-cyclone-idai-aid-fun-walk/#/ OR Facebook: SA Investors Page OR at the venue

16th April:  2nd Drive to Mozambique, then Zimbabwe and Malawi over a four-week period to volunteer and deliver aid.

People are requested to bring donations to the walk including dry and canned foods, toiletries, baby food and milk, basic kitchen utensils etc. Cash Donations are also critical to enable SAAI to purchase other items such as menstrual cups, travel logistics (trucks) and cooking supplies

SA Association of Investors

Standard Bank Savings  

Account Number: 42 438 361 6

Branch Code: 1255

Donation Packs comprise of:

Cash Donations Food Parcels Hygiene and toiletries Clothing  & Blankets OTHER
(NPO) SA Association of Investors STD BANK 42 438 361 6 Code 1255   10kg Mielie Meal or Rice 10kg Beans 10kg Beans or Lentils 10kg Sugar Soya Mince   Salt Water Boxed baby food and milk Toothbrush Toothpaste Washcloth Towels  Soap & lotion Reusable menstrual cup – (R300 donation)   Clothes for all: women, men, children, infants, blankets, towels     Kitchen utensils             Enamel plates Enamel cups Spoons Water purifier Solar lights Toys & books Camp tents Baby bottles

“We have just returned from delivering 14 tonnes of donated food parcels, clothing and medical care in Mozambique on the 28th March as part of a team of collaborators with #midnighttraintobeira volunteers.

What we witnessed over there was beyond heart-breaking.  People are destitute, reports are coming in of a cholera break out, babies are orphaned and starving, and women have the added burden of menstruation without sanitary aid.

Help has not reached many yet. It is evident that there is need to get more involved as citizens and neighbours to assist disaster relief organisations and governments on the ground to reach out to more survivors,” says Rejoice Nxumalo, Chairperson of SAAI.

Follow SA Investors on Facebook for more information or WhatsApp 081 559 3267 / 084 266 4264.

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