Beds for fire victims
The Rotary Club of Knysna has received a number of donations, both in money and in kind, since the start of the Knysna fires. They have been extremely diligent in allocating any contributions to recipients by first investigating their situations and ensuring they are worthy of receiving these contributions.
Weylandts recently made a donation of beds to the organisation and on Saturday morning, August 19, a total of 79 beds were handed over to residents who have lost their homes and in most instances, do not have insurance with which to replace them.
The recipients were all very thankful for these donations as was Rotary to Weylandts for their generous contribution, which enabled Rotary to once more help those in need.
“I can’t wait to sleep in my own bed tonight “said one of the young recipients, as her bed was loaded onto a trailer.
An added bonus was the hand-crocheted blankets, scarves and beanies which had been made by the elderly in Groot Mariko and which handed out with the beds and mattresses.
“I felt like Father Christmas,” said Mick Furman, from Rotary, “it was so rewarding to experience the gratitude of these families.”
And the excitement was not only about the beds.
Toys and teddies brought smiles to the faces of the little ones – it’s tough losing your bed, your blanket and all your toys.