- A local lady is doing her part to help those negatively impacted by the lockdown
- After receiving numerous requests from hungry South Africans, she decided to be more pro-active in assisting
- She set up a campaign to help crowd fund money to assist those who need food and electricity
A woman is doing what she can to help the less fortunate during these trying times. After receiving numerous requests from help from people daily, the Good Samaritan started a campaign to raise money to feed the poor.
Natasha Huckfield's goal is simple: To raise enough money for food parcels and electricity to those in dire need. Speaking to Briefly.co.za, Natasha opened up more about the details of the charity drive.
She said that since the lockdown started, she received many messages via Twitter on a daily basis for help with electricity and food vouchers.
"Until now, I have been helping people from my own money, but the amount of people that need help has grown to a point that I’m unable to do so alone any more."
This is why she decided to start the campaign. The social activist believes that the most challenging thing South Africans are facing at the moment is how to put food on the table to feed themselves and their children.
The woman is a life coach by profession and helping others is something that is close to her heart. It doesn't hurt that she has a huge Twitter following, reaching well over 60 000 followers with her content.
"This isn’t something new to South Africans, but the lockdown has made it worse and far more difficult for those who haven’t been able to work and earn even a little bit of money"
As of today, R1 350 of the R20 000 goal has been raised.
"I will be using the online facilities that both Shoprite/Checkers and Pick n Pay have created in order to purchase vouchers for food. If people need help with electricity, I will request their meter number in order to make the purchase for them"
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