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The Angel Network is launching their Angel Villages with a massive telethon fundraiser and hopes to tackle pit toilets, water supply and food security.

 

South Africa (15 April 2021) – It has been a long year for millions of people living in South Africa. We recently reached the one year mark for when the country went into the first hard lockdown. That mark sent millions into a spiral of hunger and not knowing where the next meal would come from.

Thankfully, the Angel Network rallied. The organisation has spent the last year feeding millions of South Africans and foreign nationals by supplying food parcels, stocking soup kitchen pantries and supplying funding to smaller organisations working on the ground in the poorest communities in South Africa.

Their continued support through feeding programmes has meant many children were able to eat each day, that men and women had the strength to face each unknown and that those who were sick had the strength to pull through and recover.

The Angel Network not only helps sustain feeding schemes, but they have also continued their efforts to help wherever needed. This includes helping cover expenses for students to attend high school or tertiary educations. The organisation is currently helping 10 students cover the expenses for their education.

A new thing the organisation has done is adopted villages around the country that they are calling Angel Villages. The idea is to provide tools for these villages to become self-sustained and not reliant on poor service delivery. The goal is to ensure each home in the villages has a solar geyser so they can have warm water. In the main areas of the villages, food gardens are installed for feeding the community, and lastly, that pit toilets are maintained and cleaned.

Pit toilets are cause for concern throughout South Africa; however when properly maintained and regularly cleaned; they provide the community with a dignified way to go to the bathroom.

The Angel Network has committed to all three of the above and aims to continue to support the causes for the year to come and beyond. To do this, they launched a fundraising campaign to raise over R2 500 000 on Charidy and to get the funds, had to reach 50% of that prior to their event which they have done successfully.

The event is taking place on the 18th and 19th of April, running for 48-hours straight. Using the platform Charidy, they hope to reach their goal and go beyond. The Angel Network team will be calling people all over the world to help them reach the goal. We wish them all the very best, this is a truly important task.

You can join in this national campaign by donating via direct deposit/EFT, Snapscan or Wallet Doc. Take a look below for all the verified banking information or here for alternative donation methods mentioned above. You can now access the Charidy crowdfund here too.

The Angel Network NPO

Account Number: 627 263 123 91

Bank: FNB

Branch: 250 655

Reference: Surname/Charidy

If you would like to donate in other ways, please reach out via their Facebook page or email Glynne here.


Sources: The Angel Network – Supplied
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