Al­goa lis­te­ners dig deep to help

Knysna-Plett Herald - - Crime -

Al­goa FM lis­te­ners do­na­ted R372 496.86 in sums of mo­ney ran­ging from R50 to R100 000 in re­spon­se to an ap­pe­al ma­de by Al­goa Ca­res Res­cue to sup­port sur­vi­vors of the Ju­ne fi­res.

In ad­di­ti­on, sco­res of blan­kets, clo­thing and food par­cels we­re al­so do­na­ted.

Al­goa FM ar­ran­ged drop-off si­tes at the E­den Me­an­der li­fe­sty­le cen­t­re, Mos­sel­baai mall Hei­de­rand, Lan­ge­berg mall and Knys­na, ac­cor­ding to Dohné Da­mons of Al­goa FM.

The E­den Li­ons cre­a­ted a cen­t­re for all do­na­ti­ons col­lected in Port E­li­za­beth and in the Gar­den Rou­te, and packa­ged and dis­tri­bu­ted it to a­re­as af­fected in Knys­na and al­ong the Gar­den Rou­te.

The cash was do­na­ted to the Knys­na Mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ty Fi­re Re­lief Fund to ensure that tho­se who ha­ve been af­fected by the fi­res re­cei­ve the ne­ces­sa­ry aid.

In ad­di­ti­on, le­ar­ners of three schools in the Gar­den Rou­te w­ho­se fa­mi­lies ha­ve been af­fected by the fi­res, re­cei­ved u­ni­form do­na­ti­ons.

S­tep­ping Sto­nes pre­pri­ma­ry s­chool has been re­fun­ded af­ter the s­chool pur­cha­sed u­ni­forms for its le­ar­ners who we­re af­fected by the fi­re.

The le­ar­ners of Chris Nis­sen Pri­ma­ry S­chool and Per­cy M­da­la High S­chool, who we­re u­na­ble to sour­ce fun­ding to pur­cha­se s­chool u­ni­forms, ha­ve re­cei­ved fun­ding thanks to the ge­ne­rous do­na­ti­ons ma­de by tho­se who re­spon­ded to the call to acti­on by Al­goa Ca­res Res­cue. “On be­half of the le­ar­ners who ha­ve re­cei­ved sup­port through the funds rai­sed, I would li­ke to say thank you to e­ver­yo­ne who ma­de a con­tri­bu­ti­on,” said Per­cy M­da­la prin­ci­pal Ni­cho­las N­jo­ze­la.

“Your do­na­ti­on has left a po­si­ti­ve im­pact on the le­ar­ners,” he ad­ded.

“The re­ach of our call to acti­on through Al­goa Ca­res Res­cue ex­cee­ded our ex­pec­ta­ti­ons,” said Al­goa FM ma­na­ging di­rec­tor Da­ve Tilt­mann. “We re­cei­ved a na­ti­o­nal re­spon­se from lis­te­ners who ma­de selfless do­na­ti­ons in aid of tho­se af­fected by the fi­res and we can’t thank e­ver­yo­ne e­nough.” –

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