The recent torrential rains and severe floods in KwaZulu-Natal have unleashed devastation, displacing numerous individuals and creating an urgent need for assistance. In response, the Hollywood Foundation, in partnership with the Ntenga Foundation, GOLDCO, and Ugu Women’s Association, have united their efforts to provide crucial aid and support to the flood victims. Their collaborative approach aims to alleviate the hardships faced by these individuals and empower them to rebuild their lives.
Recognising the urgency of the situation, these organisations conducted a thorough assessment of the affected communities, including Inanda Aamaoti, Bhambayi, Cato Crest, and Port Shepstone. Their assessment revealed the immediate needs of the flood victims, encompassing essentials such as hot meals, blankets, water, warm clothes, sanitary pads, and diapers. Understanding the gravity of the situation, the Hollywood Foundation promptly pledged its commitment to working alongside other organisations to deliver the necessary aid.
This collaboration has not only enhanced the Foundations’ ability to respond effectively to community needs but has also expanded their reach, extending assistance to a greater number of flood victims. The Ntenga Foundation, along with the Purple Team, visited families currently housed at the Amaoti Community Hall on Saturday, 1 July, where they distributed over 100 food hampers, mattresses, and blankets. In a similar endeavour, the Foundation Team, in partnership with the Ugu Women’s Association, visited Port Shepstone, providing vital contributions to the affected families on Wednesday.
In Bhambayi, the Hollywood Foundation and GOLDCO extended their support to flood victims by offering mattresses, blankets, and food hampers. Additionally, GOLDCO is in the process of establishing a soup kitchen, which will receive support from the Hollywood Foundation.
Through their concerted efforts and collaborative approach, these organisations aspire to ease the burden on the flood victims and help them regain stability. By addressing immediate needs and providing ongoing support, they strive to empower the affected communities, enabling them to rebuild their lives and embrace a brighter future. This collective action and philanthropic endeavor demonstrate the power of unity in making a positive and lasting impact on the lives of flood victims.
Vuyisile Ngobese, Hollywood Foundation Public Relations Officer said,” The Hollywood Foundation acknowledges the immense loss and hardship experienced by the residents of KwaZulu-Natal. In this time of sorrow, we offer our deepest condolences to those who have lost loved ones and homes in these tragic floods. The Foundation stands in solidarity with the affected communities, emphasising that they are not alone in their struggles. The Hollywood Foundation remains committed to extending a helping hand and providing support to rebuild and recover.” By addressing immediate needs and collaborating with other organisations, the Hollywood Foundation strives to ease the burden on the affected residents. Vuyisile added, “Together, as a community, we can work towards rebuilding lives and creating a brighter future for those impacted by this natural disaster.”