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The R7 million AVBOB donation will be distributed in partnership with Gift of the Givers, Rise Against Hunger and the SPCA.


KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (16 April 2022) – AVBOB Mutual Assurance Society has set aside R7 million for immediate assistance to communities of KwaZulu-Natal which have been severely affected by the floods in the province.

The organisation believes that Ubuntu remains the cornerstone that ties together South Africans through the profound sense that “we are human only through the humanity of others.”

The heavy rains and subsequent flooding in KwaZulu-Natal could not have come at a worse time. The province is still recovering from the aftermath of the unrest that took place last year in July, which impacted the local economy and resulted in billions of rands in losses. The recent flooding has cost the lives of more than 200 people and caused the collapse of vital infrastructure and homelessness for many people – especially those living in informal settlements.

The AVBOB donation aimed at assisting individuals and organisations in the region will be distributed in partnership with Gift of the Givers, Rise Against Hunger and the SPCA. The collective support will, amongst others, entail blankets, clothes and food.

Additionally, AVBOB will provide free funerals to a maximum of R20,000 per deceased to assist families to bury their loved ones lost through the devastation. For assistance with a free funeral, affected residents in KwaZulu-Natal should contact their nearest AVBOB funeral branch in the province. AVBOB will also support its staff members in the province who are directly impacted by the disaster.

AVBOB CEO Carl van der Riet says that the organisation’s commitment to community relief and socio-economic support is at the heart of the organisation.

“We have a vision of sustainable communities, and we are determined to play our role in fulfilling that vision. As a responsible corporate citizen, AVBOB believes it is critical that we provide assistance to the communities in the province as they rebuild their lives after the devastating floods,” he explains.

AVBOB is deeply involved in and committed to the communities it serves through a wide array of initiatives, ultimately aimed at improving the quality of life for its beneficiaries. In this way, Africa’s largest mutual assurer remains true to its brand promise: ‘We’re here for you’.

Sources: AVBOB
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