Al-Imdaad FoundationAL-IMDAAD FOUNDATION
30 Jun 2012

EThekwini Municipality in partnership with the Al-Imdaad Foundation donated 1200 blankets and 15 wheel chairs to needy residents during the launch of Operation Winter Warmth at Durban City Hall on Sunday, 01 July 2012.

EThekwini Municipality in partnership with the Al-Imdaad Foundation donated 1200 blankets and 15 wheel chairs to needy residents during the launch of Operation Winter Warmth at Durban City Hall on Sunday, 01 July 2012. Operation Winter Warmth is one of the projects initiated by Mayor James Nxumalo as part of the Mayoral Outreach Programme and Operation Sukuma Sakhe. Its aim is to reach out to the vulnerable groups, including senior citizens, orphans and child headed households by keeping them warm during this winter season. The recipients were identified from all103 Municipal Wards with the assistance of local Councillors and community structures. Mayor Nxumalo said the Municipality will strengthen partnerships with community organisations in identifying and helping the poor. “We understand that this initiative is not sufficient to deal with the poverty situation in the Municipality but this was just a start. We are committed that next year we will increase the number of people who will benefit from this partnership. This year we could only take about nine people per Ward,” said Mayor Nxumalo. Al-Imdaad Foundation’s Yacoob Ibrahim Vhaed said the foundation was a humanitarian organisation involved in different projects in South Africa and other countries, fighting poverty and assisting during disasters. He commended the Mayor and the City for going an extra mile in assisting the vulnerable groups. Deputy City Manager for Health and Social Services, Dr Musa Gumede, said the Municipality is responding to the call made by the Mayor in his inaugural speech that the Municipality should have programmes that cater for the youth, elderly and vulnerable groups. “We are happy with the partnership that we have established with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in assisting those who are vulnerable. Government cannot do it alone. We need the participation of NGOs, community organisations, the church and business to deal with the social problems in our communities,” he said. Gogo Bashonisile Khambule, a 62-year-old pensioner from Umlazi, is one of the recipients of a wheelchair. “I’m so grateful for what the Municipality has done for me. I suffer a lot when I have to walk for a long distance with a very painful leg to collect my social grant. Now my life will be better because my children will be able to push me on this wheelchair.” gumedemthunzi@durban.gov.za
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