Community comes together to help people affected by Gauteng floods

Community comes together to help people affected by Gauteng floods

- Hundreds of South Africans have been affected by the floods in Gauteng

- A heart-warming social media post revealed how a community rallied to help those in need

- Kind and caring volunteers assisted flood victims with food, accommodation and peace of mind

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Briefly.co.za previously reported on the devastating effects of floods across Gauteng.

Guests at the Centurion Lake hotel were left stranded and many motorists were affected.

On Monday, more than 700 shacks were washed away by the disastrous floods in Mamelodi.

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However, the many challenges also provided South Africans with another glimpse of the power of Ubuntu.

Tarryn Johnston took to Facebook as she shared an inspirational post via the #ImStaying group.

In her post, Tarryn explained her horror when she first discovered the plight of the flood victims.

She called on others to assist and was blown away by the overwhelming response from selfless and caring volunteers.

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Tarryn paid tribute to a host of people and organisations in her touching post.

Dare 2 love provided food and beverages, while Doringkloof family church and Lewendewoord church initiated community drives to collect more food, clothing and blankets.

SuperSport Park opened up its doors to provide shelter for those in need and the City Of Tshwane provided accommodation for more than 100 people.

Tarryn went on to thanks and acknowledge a host of other generous volunteers.

Briefly.co.za noted the positive impact their actions had on the community as well as other South Africans.

Jolene Geldenhuys felt the post epitomised the essence of Mzansi:

"God bless you, this what I love about South Africa."

Elize Grensemann

"Soooo sad God Bless those poor victims who lost everything. Thanks to the great ones who tried to help and rescue them Be Safe."

Maryna Fourie Viljoen was touched by the noble deeds:

"Our rainbow nation can work together in a crisis."
Community comes together to help people affected by Gauteng floods

Facebook: #ImStaying
Source: Facebook

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