- The Gift of the Givers organisation has sent water and food to a drought-stricken town
- Adelaide in the Eastern Cape is suffering from an extreme drought
- Butterworth in the same province has also requested assistance
The Gift of the Givers will deliver supplies and water for farmers in the drought-stricken town of Adelaide in the Eastern Cape. The farmers had pleaded for assistance after meeting with the organisation over a week ago.
The crippling drought that has hit the area has had animals dying and sheep abandoning their newborn lambs. The dam levels are at zero.
According to Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman of The Gift of the Givers, they had drilled five boreholes for the community but the water table has dropped due to excessive demand.
On Monday, Gift of the Givers will deliver the first of four truckloads of fodder for all farmers. They will also be deploying two drilling machines to drill boreholes in areas closer to communities with the hope of finding water.
If they succeed, JoTo tanks will be placed and connected to to the boreholes. The organisation will also be sending water in two tankers and in the form of bottled water.
They hope to bring some relief to the community. Meanwhile, the town of Butterworth has also requested urgent intervention.
They need financial contributions, boreholes, food and water to assist the drought crisis.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Gift of the Givers came to the aid of KwaZulu-Natal flood victims and committed to building 80 new homes. The humanitarian organisation confirmed the homes would be built in the BottleBrush settlement, south of Durban.
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