Photo Credit: Gift of the Givers

The Tongaat Tornado has left families without homes, children without schools and over 1200 people displaced. But, kindness is coming to the rescue:


Tongaat, South Africa (04 June 2024) — Severe weather spells in parts of our country have caused immense stress for many South Africans and devastation for others. While helpers are doing their best to assist those impacted by the Eastern Cape floods, in KwaZulu-Natal, they are stepping up for victims of tornadoes that impacted parts of the province like Tongaat on Monday.

For Tongaat, the damage has been nothing short of heart-wrenching, with Gift of the Givers indicating that over 1200 people have been displaced. With hail and heavy storms joining the mix, multiple reports indicate that the damage has been extensive—ranging from the roofs of homes being ripped off to schools needing to be restored.

The call for community action is spreading across South Africa, and thanks to some incredible and fast acting helpers, relief efforts have already been underway. Gift of the Givers for one, already dispatched teams to the area and thanks to quick community action, supplied essential emergency items for the people there, including over 100 mattresses, over 500 blankets, litres upon litres of bottled water, bulk food and clothes.

But there’s a lot of healing to do and a lot of help needed, so put on your everyday hero cape!

To lend a helping hand to the Gift of the Givers relief efforts in Tongaat:

Account Holder: Gift of the Givers,
Standard Bank, Pietermaritzburg
Account Number: 052137228
Branch Code: 057525
Reference: “Tongaat Tornado”

Meanwhile in the Eastern Cape, the team have been on the scene with emergency supplies in areas like Nelson Mandela Bay and East London.

Support for those affected by the Eastern Cape floods can be made here.

Sources: Gift of the Givers
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Ashleigh Nefdt is a writer for Good Things Guy.

Ashleigh's favourite stories have always seen the hidden hero (without the cape) come to the rescue. As a journalist, her labour of love is finding those everyday heroes and spotlighting their spark - especially those empowering women, social upliftment movers, sustainability shakers and creatives with hearts of gold. When she's not working on a story, she's dedicated to her canvas or appreciating Mother Nature.

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