BY: Mpofu Sthandile.
ISUZU Foundation has partnered with Gift of the Givers to donate a R100 000 to help rebuild communities that have been left destitute following the recent spate of torrential flooding in the Eastern Cape.
The ISUZU Foundation is a partnership between ISUZU Motors South Africa and its Dealer Network. For every ISUZU Bakkie, Truck or mu-X bought by a customer, ISUZU and its Dealers contribute equally to the ISUZU Foundation.
ISUZU Department Executive – Dealer & Business Development South African Customs Union Markets (SACU), Marcia Mayaba says, “ISUZU has seen the emotional impact of the floods on our communities, it has been devastating and cannot be ignored. The persistent heavy rainfall has wreaked havoc forcing over 1 500 adults and children to take shelter at community halls in Komani.”
The ISUZU Foundation has heeded the call and appeal made by disaster management teams, local Dealership Jacksons ISUZU, the local municipality and Komani community members. The R100 000 donation will offer aid to the displaced families most affected, providing necessities such as food, clothing, bedding, and toiletries.
“Gift of the Givers and our trusted partner ISUZU and the ISUZU Foundation, will bring light, hope and dignity to the Komani flood affected families with a R100 000 donation towards school shoes and school uniform after families lost everything due to the devastating floods,” said Gift of the Givers Eastern Cape Coordinator, Corene Conradie.
Supporting communities who are affected by natural disasters is a key strategic pillar guiding ISUZU’s corporate social responsibility initiatives as well as that of the communities its Dealer Network operates within.
“Jacksons ISUZU strives for active participation and support for the people of Komani and its greater surroundings. We are committed to various projects in our community and are thrilled and humbled to be able to support those in need after the devastating floods in Komani “, Patrick Casey, Dealer Principal of Jacksons ISUZU, situated in Komani.
“Without our loyal ISUZU customers, ISUZU Motors South Africa and our dedicated Dealer Network, there is no ISUZU Foundation,” Mayaba concluded.
The ISUZU Foundation has touched and enriched the lives of many South Africans. Since 2010, this initiative has enabled grants of more than R16-million to be made to approximately 80 projects.
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