The relief team of the Centre, together with volunteers, arrived the night before at the Madrassah Islamiya Ibrahimiyya in Vryheid where they were met by their host, Maulana Ahmed Kathrada Saheb, the Ameer of the Madrasah.
Early on Sunday morning the relief team were joined by enthusiastic local volunteers and volunteers who drove down from Dundee to facilitate the distribution of water in Lakeside. Five litre potable water bottles were distributed here to about 1 500 households who do not have running water.
The team continued to Sasko where another 1 200 households - also without running water - were handed the bottled water. Other institutions that also benefitted from the distribution of bottled water included the Esikhame Creche, Nqome, Vryheid Correctional Services and Madrasah Islamiya Ibrahimiyya.
A total of 21 400 litres of water was distributed in the area.
Additionally, 150 blankets were handed to the elderly and 60 school bags were handed to school going children.
The people of the area expressed their deep appreciation to the relief team for providing the much needed drinking water.
Darul Ihsan Centre places on record our sincere thanks to all volunteers who gave their time and our sponsors and donors for their support in this community outreach project.
Operation H2O – Muslim Empowerment Fund
Darul Ihsan Centre