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Winter floods are devastating for families living in shacks . . . will you help?

With winter here, we know poor families are at serious risk when the rainfall’s at its highest!

You see when the floods come – they don’t care that families have suffered blood, sweat and tears to build their shacks – or buy books and school uniforms for their children . . .

. . . flooding destroys entire communities in the blink of an eye leaving despair and desperation in its wake.

When disasters strike we must have enough Crisis Relief Basins on hand. Filled with essential items like a blanket, a towel, tinned food, basic toiletries and a few meters of black plastic to help seal off the leaks in a flimsy shack, they help families to get back on their feet.

But with our emergency stocks running low, your compassion and generosity is needed now more than ever. Please help by making your online donation here.

If you can imagine what it must feel like for a dirt-poor family to see all their worldly possessions washed away . . . if you can imagine what it must be like to endure that pain and misery . . . then please make your pledge here right away.

Not only will your gift help to rebuild lives – you’ll be a sharing unconditional love, which is a rare and priceless treasure in these parts.

The truth is, even if people’s homes aren’t flooded this winter, they’ll be cold and damp. And most families will spend their nights huddled together around an old tin can filled with smoking embers – enduring another night of misery.

But something as simple as a warm blanket . . . hot soup . . . some dry clothes . . . or even an encouraging smile from one of our volunteers makes a world of difference.

So please, will you make your contribution towards a crisis basin – or more than one – and make a difference in the lives of desperately poor communities in and around Cape Town this winter?

MALCOLM SALIDA
Director of CWD
Email: malcolm.salida@cwd.org.za

 

 


 

 

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