Orphanage

South Africans have come together to help a Children’s home devastated by crime, after three orphaned children were kidnapped in a robbery.

 

The horrible robbery and kidnapping has left many South Africans reeling but the kids are finally back home and community members are coming together to do what is good and right!

The Orphanage in Eikenhof was recently targeted by criminals and in a second attack in less than a week, seven armed men managed to kidnapped three orphaned children, after gaining access to the home.

The men had hijacked an ambulance, with the intention to use the vehicle as an access mechanism. They tide the driver up and made their way to home.

Believing that the Orphanage had funds stowed away, the perpetrators convinced security guards that they were medical personnel and were there for an emergency in the home.

After gaining access, the armed men ambushed the security guards and then managed to capture three orphaned boys.

They took the boys to an informal settlement nearby, where they beat them up and interrogated them demanding to know where the home kept its money.

It has been reported that Mondeor SAPS officers rushed to the informal settlement where the gunmen shot at them. The suspects apparently fled, leaving the children and the ambulance behind. The ambulance driver later took the traumatised boys back to the home.

The story started being shared by media and was picked up by a local breakfast radio show. Since then, South Africans from all walks of life have jumped on board to assist the Children’s home in any way that they can.

A security company called SOS ProTecSure dispatched a technical team immediately to assess the home and has since given the Orphanage a full security system for free and added a lifetime of free armed response. The story touched the owners heart so much that he added a contribution of R30 000 to assist the home in any way possible.

“SOS ProTec Sure – today you are our guardian angels! Thank you for the promise of protection and lifetime free armed response as well as the financial donation. Thank you!!!”

Their Facebook page, website and phone have also been inundated with people wanting to help to the point that their website has crashed numerous times in the past 24 hours.

Michelle O’Donoghue heard about the story and has pledged to assist, “I’m absolutely horrified by what happened, I listened to Thea on 94.7 this morning and my heart broke. I will make a financial donation today. Wishing you all strength, courage and so much love”

Dannean White Krige is rallying up donations from friends and family, “So so sorry to hear this!! Will see what donations I can get for you”

The home still desperately needs any financial donations, any goods that they could use and volunteers to help them.

You can contact them by calling 011 948 7917 or emailing home@tlc.org.za.

We’ve provided their banking details below if you would like to assist too:

TLC Children’s Home
Nedbank
Account Number: 1385039027
Branch: The Glen
Branch Code: 138-537
International Sort Code:
(ABA code): NEDS ZAJJ


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Sources: TLC Children’s Home | 947 Breakfast Show

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