Durban - Over the last week, communities along parts of our eastern coast Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa have been devastated by catastrophic flooding with a total of 448 people known to have lost their lives to this unfortunate event.
On the 11th and 12th of April, parts of KwaZulu-Natal received between 200 and 400 mm of rainfall in a 24 hour period.
All parts of the province were affected by the rainfall, with the entire Ethekwini metro and the districts of iLembe, Ugu, King Cetshwayo and uMgungundlovu being most affected.
In quest to support the state in the battle to help over 40 000 affected victims, we have set up a grant initiative that will channel 30% of DBA proceeds purchased between now and August 2022 to the victims.
For every DBA purchased between now and August 2022 DafriBank will donate 30% of the amount spent to Durban Floods Victims Grant. In addition to that, we are forming partnerships with food suppliers in the province to help deliver R1 million worth of food supplies to most affected areas.
It will not bring back the lives lost, nor will ease the pain of traumatic scenes where children, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, grandparents and neighbours being swept away as their homes crumbled under the pressure of the flood waters.
President Cyril Ramaphosa said” It is going to take a massive effort, drawing on the resources and capabilities of the entire nation, to recover from this disaster”
We will provide more updates and a list of supermarkets victims can visit to collect free groceries.
Tel: 011 568 5053
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