- A New Brighton family's home was destroyed in a fire in November
- A Port Elizabeth man started an online crowdfund to help raise money to rebuild their home
- In only 4 hours, the fund reached its goal
After a family in New Brighton lost their home in a devastating fire in November 2018, a kind-hearted man took to Twitter to ask for donations to help the family rebuild their lives.
South Africans rallied together and in just four hours the R5 000 target was hit. The money raised will help the Lungiswa family rebuild their home and, in the process, restore their dignity and hope.
The initiative raised a total of R 6 732.42
Renaldo started an online crowdfunding page so that his social media following could easily pledge to donate. People from all around the world contributed with pledges ranging from R50 to $34.
In addition to donations, people offered words of support and encouragement to the Lungiswa family.
Dylan van der Burgh wished the family luck all the way from UK while Mark Hunter hoped his contribution would help – and it did, in a big way.
Despite Renaldo being a controversial figure in Port Elizabeth politics, everyone came together to support a cause more important than politics – restoring faith and dignity.
While Renaldo’s dedication to improving the lives of all South Africans touched the hearts of not only his supporters, but also of those with different values, his post did much to highlight the divisions in south African society.
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