Beds for fi­re victims

Knysna-Plett Herald - - Crime -

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.

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