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Rotary appeal to help Sea Vista families affected by sewerage spill

Clifford Mgijima, who has been badly affected by the spill of sewerage on June 10 in Sea Vista when the main pipe between the Village and the sewerage purification plant broke after heavy rains, says thank you.  Raw sewerage spilled into the streets and homes of many residents living close to the spill.

Clifford, operations officer for Nomvula’s Knitters in Sea Vista, who immediately started a Sea Vista Disaster Fund so they can also help other people should they end up in a similar situation than Clifford.
“We are still desperate for any building material, food or cash donations so that we are prepared for real emergencies,” says Tarryn Kneen from Nomvula’s  “I have a list of 5 other shacks which we will also fix with the donations and I am slowly putting a list together of what is needed – things like plastic, zinc, nails, silicone.”
We would like to thank the following people for being so generous:
Daniella and the Ukupha Group, The Cape St Francis Resort, Nicola Greenwood (UK),
Pauline Maritz, Carole Rawlinson, Doreen Kissack and their Church and Prayer Group – Ulverston, The Lake District (UK), Paul & Taryn Kneen, Rotary Group and everyone who is donating to Rotary, St Francis Bay Pharmacy, Frances and Emma Becker, Nomvula’s Knitters as well as Lizel, Stuart, Connor and Declan.

The council were not able to properly attend to the problem until Monday morning so the spill continued through the night.

rotaryAt least six Sea Vista families, including Clifford’s, have had their homes completely inundated with the filthy mess and much of what they own has been badly damaged or destroyed.

“We are appealing for cash donations so that we can assist these families to replace their electrical appliances, bedding and cooking stoves,” Lynette Aitken, Rotary Chairperson said.

Donations of blankets and warm clothing etc can be left in the Rotary collection box at the Village Square Superspar or with Frances Becker at Nomvula’s Knitters off Tarragona Rd (behind Honda Marine). Cash donations should be made to Rotary Club bank account, ABSA Account No 9095400303. Please use reference SFBFLOOD with your surname.

Rotary will ensure that all donations will go towards providing these families with what they most need.

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