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Grocott's Mail - - #BRING BACK OUR FRIENDS - STAFF REPORTER

Many Gra­ham­stown cit­i­zens im­me­di­ately re­sponded to the needs of those who were forced to leave their homes and busi­nesses in the re­cent xeno­pho­bic at­tacks. There is a con­tin­u­ing need for help as over 500 peo­ple were forced to flee with noth­ing but the clothes on their backs.

They have asked, in par­tic­u­lar, for the fol­low­ing: Chil­dren's sup­plies (ages 1-8 in par­tic­u­lar) - such as clothes, nap­pies, pu­rity pow­der, for­mula and fresh milk. Bread flour Cake flour Fish oil Eggs Gar­lic, gin­ger, green chilli Fresh milk Non-dis­pos­able plas­tic or glass con­tain­ers for drink­ing and eat­ing Headache tablets Clean­ing ma­te­ri­als such as sponges, steel wool, cloths, dish­wash­ing liq­uid Soap Tooth­paste Sham­poo Bread But­ter/jam Tea Cups and crock­ery Tea­spoons forks and knives Plates and dishes Rice/lentils Milli milli Chicken (must be halal) Veg­eta­bles Cook­ing oil Salt and spices Warm clothes – var­i­ous sizes Blan­kets Cos­met­ics – cold creams/body lo­tions

Th­ese things can be de­liv­ered to the Rhodes Com­mu­nity En­gage­ment Cen­tre, the Brass Mon­key (Shop 30) at Pep­per­grove, Casa de Loco in New Street, at Masi­funde in Bathurst Street, at the In­ter­na­tional Of­fices in the Eden Grove build­ing on Rhodes Univer­sity cam­pus and In­de­pen­dent Prop­erty Con­sul­tants (IPC) at 25 Som­er­set Street. If trans­port is an is­sue you can con­tact James Vin­ing 082 776 8096, Taz Vally 082 491 0843 or Lucy Grinker 078 307 0306 and they can get con­tri­bu­tions to where they need to be. If you’d like to make a financial do­na­tion: Ac­count holder: Sala­man Khan Ac­count num­ber: 1028545037 Bank: Ned­bank Branch code: 126217

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