Help for tornado victims

Umgungundlovu District Firefighters are looking for assistance as they try to help hundreds of families that were affected by the devastating tornado and storms that ripped through the Mshwati district last week.

Firefighter Dion Maharaj, who is helping to co-ordinate efforts, said: “We have seen first-hand how people are struggling, and the devastation. It’s very, very sad. People are displaced, living in tents.

“We want to make sure that people at least have something to eat before they go to sleep at night.”

At least two people were killed and hundreds of homes damaged or destroyed in the storm. More deaths were recorded in other parts of the province in the storm and its aftermath.

Distribution

The firefighters say they are ready and keen to hand out donations from the public to those affected.

They are looking for non-perishable food times, blankets, clothes, hygiene items etc.

Items can be dropped off at the fire stations in and around the Midlands: In Richmond; New Hanover; Howick; Mooi River; Impendle; Ashburton.

For more information contact Sydney: 082 926 0096; Sma: 084 698 1167; or Dion: 079 525 9911.

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