The faith-based CityHope Disaster Relief has rolled out immediate aid for the devastating floods in Malawi, and you can help...
With over one third of the country declared a disaster area and more than 200 000 people displaced plus scores dead, the floods in Malawi have a biblical element to them - except right now there's no rainbow in sight.
But CityHope Disaster Relief has stepped up to the plate with a lightning-fast response. And even as you read this the organisation - which operates in close conjunction with several South African churches, among them CityHill Church - has sent some 10 tons of aid. The bulk of this is in the form of nutrition-dense Futurelife cereal, and was transported by road by City Couriers, with Afrigistics handling the logistics.
The journey took some 12 days, while a team from CityHope Disaster relief has flown in to Malawi to assist with the aid distribution. Key to the facilitation of this is the use of local churches in the worst affected areas to oversee distribution.
But this is just the first step. Costs are prohibitive - think around R1-million just for this load - and CityHope is appealing to both individuals and corporates for financial or material aid. The latter can include water, blankets, non-perishable food and similar. For more information on donating or indeed volunteering, visit or email