Shoprite Group supports Imizamo Yethu fire relief efforts

Mon Mar 13 08:00:00 UTC 2017

 

The Shoprite Group has pledged its support to the community of Imizamo Yethu, following the devastating fires that destroyed 3500 homes and displaced 15,000 people this past weekend.

Shoprite Mobile Soup Kitchen hands out soup and bread to the community of Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay after a fire that destroyed hundreds of homes and left thousands homeless.

The Group’s Mobile Soup Kitchen was immediately dispatched to serve in the community and will continue to provide hot meals for those affected for the duration of the week. Meanwhile, further support for the victims of the fire as well as the teams assisting with the relief efforts continues to pour in from both its Shoprite and Checkers stores in and around the area.

A Shoprite truck has been made available to assist with the transportation of donated goods to and from central points while a team of volunteers from the Shoprite Group is assisting with the disaster relief efforts being coordinated through Thula Thula Hout Bay for the duration of this week.

Customers who wish to support the disaster relief efforts in the area are encouraged to do so by donating from just R5 or more to the Group’s #ActForChange Fund at the till point of any Shoprite or Checkers store across the country. All proceeds from the Fund up to the end of March will be donated directly to relief efforts in the area. All Shoprite (75) and Checkers (42) stores across the Western Cape will also be accepting non-perishable donations to assist the Imizamo Yethu fire victims.

 

Updated on 15 March 2017

Volunteers from the Group's #ActForChange Care Team help to sort and pack donations for the community of Imizamo Yethu and share some heartfelt moments.   

Shoprite volunteers put a smile on faces at Imizamo Yethu
The ActForChange Care Team sort and pack donations in Imizamo Yethu
The Shoprite Mobile Soup Kitchen #ActForChange in Imizamo Yethu
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