By now I’m sure you are all well aware that 10 days ago heavy rains swept through the greater Durban area leaving a trail of flood-related destruction across our municipality. Areas such as Chatsworth, Clermont, Umlazi, KwaMashu and Amanzimtoti were severely impacted, resulting in the loss of lives, homes, buildings and the displacement of a number families.
The Domino Foundation have already mobilised a number of resources and donations to assist those impacted and we have now partnered with the city’s Disaster Management and Emergency Committee (DMEC) to provide additional capacity and assistance with the co-ordinated, ongoing effort to provide relief.
We are still in the RESPONSE PHASE of disaster management and although search and rescue and the first response teams have already concluded the initial assessments and support, FOOD SECURITY & HEALTH are next on the disaster triage system. Displaced families are currently being housed in community centres and halls while they begin to re-build their lives.
The Domino Foundation have committed to provide humanitarian assistance to 500 families for 1 month through the provision of;
1. Emergency Food Hampers and
2. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH) packs
Each hamper will feed a family of 5 for a period of 14 days, where a second hamper will be distributed. During this period, the DMEC will co-ordinate the re-integration process of individuals and families back into their communities.
The Domino Foundation have again partnered with JAM SA who will provide a 25KG bag of nutritious porridge mix and an additional bag of soup mix to compliment the Relief Aid Hampers.
We are calling on YOU, the Domino community, to collect and drop-off the needed items to make up these hampers or alternatively, purchase the Relief Aid hampers online and we will gather all items needed. Full or part hampers are most welcome and items can be dropped off at our office at Anthem Church, 37 Mackeurtan Avenue, Durban North.
If you would like to make an EFT donation, please use the following details:
BRANCH CODE: 220426
ACCOUNT NAME: The Domino Foundation
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 62070191962
SWIFT NUMBER: FIRNZAJJ
Finally, thanks again for uniting together and giving Domino the privilege of acting on your behalf to provide assistance during this disaster.