Over the past few weeks, The Robin Hood Foundation has worked extremely hard to get much-needed relief to those affected by the recent floods.
“Over the past two weeks our amazing volunteers have worked tirelessly in order to get 45 tons of food, 2 tons of water, 450 mattresses and blankets as well as clothes, tents, buckets, spades, mops, nappies, baby formula and so much more into the hands of those who need it most,” explains Jackie Psannis, The Robin Hood Foundation Co-ordinator.
Relief extended as far up as Empangeni and down the coast to Umkomaas, including the following areas: Molweni, Umlazi, Amoati, Marianhill, Pinetown, Hammarsdale, Northdene, Phoenix, Verulam, Chatsworth, Stockville and eleven informal settlements.
“We have worked closely with other NPOs and long-standing beneficiaries who live in these areas in order to maintain our mandate to get every single item directly into the hands of the needy,” says Psannis.
Over 4 150 bags filled with food, clothing and blankets were distributed to more than one hundred beneficiaries.
“In true Robin Hood style we endeavoured to help as many people as possible and have been intentionally generous. Every person, bike, car, vehicle or truck that came to collect left loaded with as much food and goods as we could possibly give them,” says Psannis.
The Robin Hood Foundation are planning further relief initiatives and welcome the community’s support. Donations of pre-loved shoes, clothes, linen, blankets as well as non-perishable food items can be dropped off at any of the following drop off points:
CGA Agencies (Pinetown), Broadway Pharmacy (Durban North), Wool ‘n Weave (Lillies Quarter – Hillcrest), Dormehl (Gillits), Washwell Laundry (Umhlanga).