Help drought-stricken areas by donating water

Across the country, South Africans are banding together to help people living in severely drought-stricken areas such as the Free State through intiatives such as Water Shortage South Africa and #ProjectWaterDrop.

In Mbombela and surrounds, community members can drop off two- or five-litre bottles filled with water at Citybug Nelspruit, I’langa Mall and Agrimark in Riverside Industrial Park as part of the Water Shortage South Africa’s efforts. Bottles should be clearly marked DW for drinking water or TW for tank water (to be used for animals or general use).

Other drop-off points in the country, places in need and more information on the initiative are listed on the Facebook group, Water Shortage South Africa. Places in need include various towns and settlements throughout the country.

Try to help schools, hostels, old-age homes, hospitals, farms, animal shelters and residentes who have no or little access to water.

Although Citybug will transport small consignments of water at a time, more volunteers are needed. Anyone travelling in the direction of the areas in need and can take along a few bottles or people with trucks willing to transport bulk, will be much appreciated.

Let us know if you would like to get involved in the initiative, if your business is willing to be (or already is) a drop-off point, if you know of a local organisation that needs help or can assist in transporting water by sending an email to [email protected] or contacting the editor on 072-578-8742.

If you are managing any other initiative to help people in need,both locally or nationally, (like sending farmers feed for animals) also contact us so we can help get more people involved.

Retha Nel

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