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Proteas and Cricket South Africa support Gift of the Givers’s drought relief campaign

Imtiaz Sooliman and the Gift of the GiversThe Gift of the Givers has been taking its motto – “Best among people are those who benefit mankind” – to heart by extending a helping hand to the thousands upon thousands of South Africans suffering because of the ongoing drought in the country.

Linking up with various big organisations, Gift of the Givers is in the process of distributing water, hygiene packs and food as well as animal feed to areas in need.

In a press release on its website, the organisation reports on the support given to them by the Proteas and Cricket South Africa:

Gift of the Givers Drought Relief Campaign has been expanding exponentially drawing interest and support from diverse sections of the South African public. Today we have an interesting new partner. The Proteas and Cricket South Africa have expressed a willingness to support the campaign encouraging all supporters arriving at Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein for today’s first ODI between England and South Africa to bring a 5 litre bottle of water. At some point predetermined by CSA select members of the Proteas team will do a symbolic handover of 5 litre bottled water at our vehicles which will be stationed at Gate 3. Those who have not managed to purchase water can sponsor R10 per 5 litre bottle at the trucks. Contributions are welcome for animal feed as we commence distribution of water and animal feed to small farmers in an attempt to save their animals and farms. We have been busy with extensive drought relief programmes in the Free State.

Gift of the Givers has also shared photos of the handover on Twitter:

A detailed report back on the extent of the Gift of the Givers’s drought intervention in several provinces in South Africa will be presented on its website soon.

For more on this disaster relief organisation read Imtiaz Sooliman and the Gift of the Givers: A Mercy to All by Shafiq Morton.
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