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 Post subject: Donations to Help Flood Victims in SANParks
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:33 pm 
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PLEASE HELP

Major floods hit the Northern part of South Africa. Kruger National Park and Mapungubwe National Parks have been severely affected by these floods.

In Mapungubwe camps were flooded and several staff members lost their possessions when their accommodation was flooded.

In Kruger, Shingwedzi camp was entirely flooded and severe damage was caused. The staff village, home to some 250 people was entirely flooded. Staff members had to be evacuated by helicopter. Staff members lost all their possessions and left only with the clothes on their bodies.

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Fortunately no one has died or been seriously injured. All these people have been severely traumatised. SANParks has provided the people with trauma counselling and supplied the initial needs of food, etc.

SANParks has asked the SANParks Honorary Rangers to head up the relief effort for these members of staff.

There will be an opportunity on the 1st of February for members of the public to donate clothes, blankets and non-perishable foods. This will take place at King David School in Johannesburg at 10:00.

Members of the public are welcome to deliver items to reception at Phalaborwa Gate of Kruger National Park. Here it will be received by the Bushveld Region of the SANParks Honorary Rangers and distributed to those in need.

The main focus of the relief effort will be to raise funds to supply the flood victims with basic items such as beds, mattresses, blankets and school clothing. SANParks has identified a list of needs to be supplied. These items are best bought in bulk as it ensures that the correct items are bought and makes the logistics much easier to manage.

All money raised will be managed by the SANParks Honorary Rangers. As part of our standard financial practice not a sent raised will be used to cover costs or be used for other purposes.

There are only two ways where the public should donate to this cause:

Money can be donated via the SANParks Honorary Rangers Flood account and GivenGain.

SANParks Honorary Rangers,
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Branch: Die Heuwel, Witbank,
Branch Code: 158-550,
Account No: 1585-392-448,
Account Type: Current
Reference Code: Flood


It is important to use the reference "Flood".

Or via our GivenGain payment system.

Thank you for your support!

It is now an opportunity to look after the people who look after the parks we love so much!

Louis Lemmer
SANParks Honorary Rangers
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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:43 pm 
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Can we have the address for King David School. There seem to be a few in JHB

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Brilliant, thank you Louis

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Thank you for the information of where money can be donated Louis! :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Round Table 40 has a meeting tonight. I will approach them for a cheque from the disaster fund.

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Apart from donating, just let me know what I can do. I am in Phalaborwa till end of Feb.
My wheelchair limits my capabilities, but I'm sure I can do something useful. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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A donation has been made by barryels, on behalf of both of us. :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
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Round Table 129 has been informed. Will keep you updated on decisions made.

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Thanks SANParks Honorary Rangers for the link - I'll see if my uncle in Jozi can deliver some things on our behalf, if not I'll make a donation. The photos look unbelievable - nature has a terrifying power.

Does anyone know how bad the road and fencing damage around Tamboti has been?

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Hey mites let's all be as generous as we can and help out the Shingwedzi staff! The GivenGain portal is easy and safe to use and only takes a minute.

Let the moths out! :D

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 Post subject: Re: January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:58 am 
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Donated this morning via the Givengain quick and easy great work Honourary rangers :thumbs_up:

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