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
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.
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