The Rotary Club of Kenton on Sea, District 9370, is reaching the end of its third Covid 19 intervention in our local communities. Starting with a partnership with Sunshine Coast Spar and KOSRA (Kenton on Sea Rate Payers Association) and some private donations, our Club contributed R 20 000 to a drive to put together and deliver food parcels to those in dire need in the Kenton locality. This was shortly followed by a contribution of a further R 20 000 to our neighbouring community covering Boesmansriviermond, Riversbend, Marselle, Klipfontein, Boknes and Cannon Rocks together with their Rate Payers groups. Much of the distribution has had to be done overnight to ensure that parcels could safely be delivered to those identified as being the most needy – those with no work, no income and no sort of grant income. The third phase extended our reach into the nearby community of Alexandria where 250 more food parcels have just been distributed successfully and without incident. An example of the parcel contents would be: 2 x 1L Full Cream Milk, 450g venison, 500 g salt, 750ml cooking oil, 2kg Spar rice, 410g tin baked beans, 1 x box 100 tea bags, 500g stock cubes, 500 g soya mince, 1 bar of soap, 5kg mealie meal, 2.5 kg sugar. Our local SAPS, Municipal councillors and HiTec security have all played a big role in making this possible.
This initiative, undertaken by Rotarian Dave Howard on behalf of the club, was supported almost entirely by private donations and support from the Alexandria Farmers group, Savemore Spar, Clover Milk, Coega Dairy/Just Milk, Chicory SA and Cape Eastern Livestock.
This is by no means the end of the effort required, and there will be more to come in the next weeks as other sponsors pledge their support. We are looking to source and supply such things as ventilators, masks, sanitiser and anything else that emerges as an essential requirement to keep our local community as safe as possible.
Needless to say, YOUR support would be hugely appreciated and we offer you the opportunity of making donations safely through our Rotary Kenton on Sea Covid 19 account details for which follow.
Rotary Club of Kenton on Sea / Standard Bank/ 051 117 / 281106592. REF: Covid 19
You are welcome to specify who you wish to support by adding the name of that community.
(Kenton / Ekuphumleni/ Boesmansriviermond/ Riversbend/ Marselle/ Klipfontein/ Boknes/ Cannon Rocks/ Alexandria)
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