The heavy rains which pummelled Durban three weeks ago unleashed a nightmare of destruction and desolation in many vulnerable communities. The Domino Foundation, partnering with the Ethekwini Disaster Management and Emergency Committee (DMEC), has mobilised resources to assist those most affected in the wake of the storm.
Hard on the heels of the Response Phase of managing the disaster, where search and rescue is of prime importance, comes Food Security and Health. The Foundation is set to give additional capacity to the co-ordinated effort by providing relief to 500 families affected by the deluge over the next month.
Cathy Whittle, Relief Co-ordinator at The Domino Foundation, outlined what this entails: "We will be supplying Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH) packs as well as Emergency Food Hampers which will sustain a family of 5 for two weeks." At the end of a fortnight, a second hamper will be distributed to each family.
JAM SA, a long-time partner of The Domino Foundation, will provide each displaced family with a 25 kg bag of nutritious porridge mix and a bag of soup mix to complement the Relief Aid Hampers.
Full or part hampers are most welcome and items can be dropped off at The Domino Foundation offices at Anthem Church, 37 Mackeurtan Avenue, Durban North.