Patrick is 87 years old and homeless. He sleeps on the cold pavements of Blairgowrie. He was beaten by thugs last month who broke his arm and took the little he had. His story touched Mzansi who started a crowd funding initiative to get him off the streets.
The not-for-profit organization Back A Buddy have found a room for him and his friend, where they can sleep soundly in a bed and out of the cold. The rent will be R1 800 a month and they also want to give him some food, clothes, and supplies.
South Africans have once and again chipped in and donated towards the cause. The target was R12 000 and it has been surpassed by over R7 000, and continues to grow.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Nkosikho Mbele, the kind petrol attendant who made headlines recently for helping pay for a stranger’s petrol was rewarded in turn by South Africans who raised money for him.
The aim was to raise R100 000 for the man, but ended up being significantly more.
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