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Community rallies to help in tornado aftermath

Donation centres were set up across the North Coast.

The community has lost no time in coming to the aid of the victim’s of Monday’s tornado.

The Gift of the Givers, local non-profit organisations and ordinary citizens have extended a helping hand to more than 1 000 families reportedly affected.

On Tuesday, the Gift of the Givers visited the hardest hit areas and provided essentials for families whose belongings have been washed away or buried in rubble.

“Food parcels, school uniforms and stationery will be provided where the need arises, building material will be considered as well as repairs to damaged school infrastructure,” said the organisation.

Umhlali Saps Captain Vinny Pillay hands out essentials in Magwaveni.

Further extending the spirit of Ubuntu, local non-profit organisation The Rise UP movement also answered the call for help and visited the affected area of Magwaveni to provide essentials such as blankets and nappies.

People in Tongaat wishing to help can drop off essentials such non-perishable food, blankets, infant essentials and toiletries at the Tongaat Welfare offices.

Ballito residents can leave donations at the Litchi Orchard in Salt Rock, La Montagne in Ballito (call 082 493 86460) and either the Salt Rock or Ballito libraries.

The Tongaat Animal Disaster Relief initiative has mobilised to assist animals in need. Call 032 944 8513 to make a donation.

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