- Feed a Family has moved heaven and earth to help Aunty Von, a woman living in horrendous conditions
- The group built her a brand-new home in just two weeks
- Aunty Von's life has been changed for the better and she will never forget the kindness of the people who helped her
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In a touching post on the Facebook page #ImStaying, Noeline De Gee revealed that her team at Feed a Family had changed a woman's life forever.
While dropping off a parcel, the founder of Feed a Family, Jazzy Diadora, saw that a woman, Aunty Von, was living in horrendous conditions.
The group built her a brand-new home in two weeks and she moved in on the 24th of May. Noeline thanked the sponsors and donations from people which made this possible.
Briefly.co.za has learned that so far the group has helped over 5 300 families with food parcels.
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Here is Noeline's full post:
"When the lockdown started, our team Feed A Family started doing food parcel distributions in Eersterus, a Coloured community in the east of Pretoria. In this process, we met Aunty Von who is a double amputee and is wheelchair-bound.
"While a parcel was dropped off at her home about 3 weeks ago, the founder of this project, Jazzy Diadora saw the conditions she was living in and immediately knew he wanted to step in and help her.
"On Sunday, 24 May, Aunty Von moved into her new home. It took the Feed A Family 2 weeks to build Aunty Von and her family a new home from scratch.
"We were so blessed on this project with sponsorships and donations from people and business and this allowed us to change this family's life.
"Our community has been receiving so much negative publicity in the past. But we are changing that narrative.
"During the lockdown, we have assisted 5 300 families with food parcels to sustain families of 6 people for 5 days. We want to do more. We will continue doing more because that's what communities do. We look out for each other, we grow together and we help where we can.
"And this is my hometown. My community. My Eersterus ❤"
Here is what her house looked like after Feed a Family helped her, it is truly amazing what they did!
They are still not finished and Noeline has said that there is more to come:
"In case anyone missed it, this is the "before and after" of Aunty Von's place. The Feed A Family Team worked tirelessly for 2 weeks to get the new home for her and her family done and wow, it was worth every early morning and late night.
"Shoutout to Jazzy and the Feed A Family team for pulling it off successfully! Eersterus is a top-notch community with awesome people in it!
"And we are still not done, there is more to come!"
Facebook users were blown away with what they did:
Gladys Lacante: "God bless you all for doing this for a cripple person. There are so few people who would do this for a cripple person. God is going to bless all those involved."
Sonja Pretorius: "This is absolutely amazing!! Well done! This is what is needed in this county - a community that does what is needed. Bless all of you!! "
Cynthia Amra Harding: "This touches my heart so! May God bless you guys and continue to guide you in this work of kindness."
Peter Lawrence: "A big thumbs up on a job well done, and Thankyou to all those that contributed in donations & in kind. This is what we are made of. A caring society. I wish the government to see this."
Zina Oliver Meintjes: "That's just amazing, what a transformation. You are a special Angels. May the Lord bless you with love and patience to continue your great work. God bless you. ❤️❤️."
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that South Africa NOW shared a touching video on Facebook. The video was taken by an inspiring woman, Shelley Finch, at 8pm one night.
She explained that her neighbours united to sing the national anthem from their balconies. The clip quickly gathered over 435 000 views and inspired South Africans.
Social media users were unsurprisingly touched by the powerful video which has given South Africans hope.
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