Gift of the Givers step in to aid Gauteng and KZN flood victims

Gift of the Givers has jumped to the aid of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal residents who were severely affected by storms that caused severe damage in both provinces.

Gift Of The Givers Foundation chair and founder, Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman says their relief operations already began on Tuesday, dispatching teams to affected areas in Gauteng and KZN.

Sooliman says that retailer, Shoprite Checkers helped assembly a soup kitchen for members of Zandspruit and Putfontein. In addition to providing food, Sooliman adds that blankets were also distributed to those displaced.

We are also assessing the level of damage to the homes. That's as far as Gauteng is concerned.

Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman, Chairman And Founder at Gift Of The Givers Foundation

Sooliman explains that they will need roof sheets to help re-assemble the damaged homes. "We are fortunate that the damage wasn't much worse considering the amount of rainfall", says Sooliman.

He says they visited, Port Shepstone, Umlazi and Inanda on Wednesday morning.

We've got 100 staff members, all full time, and warehouses full of goods, and an additional warehouse at the airport courtesy of the KZN government, and they are always stocked predominantly with disaster relief related items.

Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman, Chairman And Founder at Gift Of The Givers Foundation

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