Helpers during the hectic! Amid the cholera outbreak, Gift of The Givers helped take the weight off the Jubilee Hospital’s shoulders!
Hammanskraal, South Africa (25 May, 2023) — Helping out a stressed community as they so often do, Gift of the Givers helped put anxious clinics and the Jubilee District Hospital at a little more ease amid the cholera outbreak in Pretoria North.
The team and gift that keeps on giving were activated at the Jubilee Hospital after local mayor councillor Masango George Manyike called on them for help with the cholera-patient influx on Sunday.
Soon, volunteers were activated at the hospital, ready to help out. They took to distribute thousands of 5 and 10-litre bottles of clean water, with more on the way the following day for fellow clinics under pressure!
All the while in other stretches of South Africa, other GOTG volunteer teams recently set to help out with water in other ways. One instance saw them replenish water tanks for a farm school in East London, while another helpful mission saw them distribute meals and essentials to flood victims in Gqeberha, helping numerous mothers.
Who are the heroes? GOTG is the largest disaster response, a non-governmental organisation on the continent, providing all-important relief and dignity to people who need it most.
Helping out other hospitals, just last week GOTG shared the exciting news of a Jozi hospital and how they helped give it a second chance after it had been impacted by a fire.
Healthcare and water provision are just some of the foundation’s many focuses, and you can help support the next community they uplift here.
As for the outbreak, the Gauteng Health Department noted that people in Hammanskraal and surrounding areas in Gauteng shouldn’t drink tap water, and should visit their nearest health facilities if they have symptoms of diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps and dehydration.
According to Al Jazeera who spoke to residents, the water in Hammanskraal has been problematic for some time.