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Call for Volunteers: NPO to hand over food parcels to Valhalla Park fire victims

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Kind hearted members of the Cape Town community and businesses have been supportive and contributed towards the relief efforts for the victims

While many were celebrating over the festive season, 640 residents of 7de Laan in Valhalla Park have struggled to rebuild their lives after they lost everything in a fire which swept through the settlement the day after Christmas.

Kind hearted members of the Cape Town community and businesses have been supportive and contributed towards the relief efforts for the devastated victims. Local non-profit organisation, Mustadafin Foundation received generous donations that will be separated into hampers and food parcels for the affected families living in the 120 structures that burnt down.

Ghairunisa Johnstone-Cassiem, Director at Mustadafin Foundation, called for people to help: “Food parcels will be packed at Mustadafin’s head office, situated at 30 Turfhall Road, Lansdowne on Wednesday, 10 January 2018 at 14:00. We seek volunteers to join and show their support in preparing the food hampers that will help the families impacted by this devastating fire.”

The Foundation will distribute the parcels to the community on Thursday, 11 January 2018 at 14:30 at the Valhalla Park Civic Hall.

“Thursday will be an opportune time for us to continue giving back to communities who need it most. The ultimate goal for Mustadafin is to help make communities self-sufficient, reliant and independent. However, when a fire rips through a township people require practical help for their immediate survival and we are determined to meet this need too,” explains Johnstone-Cassiem.

Mustadafin Foundation is a non-profit organisation that has been active across the Western and Eastern Cape since 1986. It aims to enhance and develop destitute communities, with the objective to lift people out of poverty, counsel them through trauma and empower them to achieve success in their lives. The Foundation truly does live up to its motto, ‘If every man helps his neighbour, then who will need help?’.

The organisation further appeals to the Western Cape community to assist the children of Valhalla Park with stationery and uniforms to start the school year. Items such as pens, pencils, scissors, highlighters, notebooks, calculators, crayons, and monetary donations are welcome.

If you would like to volunteer or donate, please contact Mustadafin at 021-633-0010 or WhatsApp 079 567 3645.

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