Jan 16, 2017

In recent weeks the Shoprite Group has reached out to support numerous disaster relief efforts across South Africa as the country continues to be plagued by natural disasters ranging from the ongoing drought to flash floods and runaway veld fires.

Fire fighters and volunteers who battled the devastating fires in the Paarl Valley and around Somerset West earlier this month received sustenance in the form of water, energy drinks, wet wipes, lip balm, fruit and sandwiches from their local Shoprite and Checkers supermarkets on a daily basis.

Last week Shoprite Montagu and Checkers Mountain Mill in Worcester assisted local fire fighters when blazes broke out in the Breede River Valley, whilst Shoprite Oudtshoorn donated a truckload of 15 120ℓ of bottled water to the De Rust community in the Karoo amidst severe water shortages.

Following heavy storms across the Limpopo province last month, Shoprite Mankweng in Polokwane donated 540kg of rice, samp and maize to the SA Red Cross Society who distributed these to affected families.

The Shoprite Group is committed to supporting and reaching out to local communities, and has a long history of working with the relevant disaster management authorities on an ongoing basis to ascertain where assistance is needed.

Customers who wish to take hands with and support the Group’s disaster relief efforts are encouraged to make a donation towards the #ActForChange Fund at the till point in any Shoprite or Checkers store. All of the Fund’s proceeds from December 2016 through to the end of March 2017 will be used to assist disaster management initiatives in partnership with relief organisations such as the SA Red Cross Society and Working on Fire.

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