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Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane, President of African Monitor addressed press at the organisation's media conference held late last year in Johannesburg. African Monitor launched its 2011 Development Support Monitor Report which is a first in a series of publications that will look at various questions to promote an inclusive agenda to achieve the African Moment for grassroots communities.
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Victoria Makalima, assistant Director for the Johnson and Johnson Burn Treatment Centre (left) and Roger Crawford, Executive Director, Worldwide Government Affairs and Policy for Johnson & Johnson (back right) happily assisted Nurse Ester Manson and clinical officer William Kalua from Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi throughout their two-week specialised training session at the Burn Treatment Centre at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. The training took place as a result of a public private partnership between the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Johnson & Johnson, and the University of North Carolina in USA. The hospital in Malawi recently opened a burn unit and the hands-on training Ester and William received at the leading burn treatment centre in Africa, will no doubt make a huge difference in the lives of those in need.
“Keeping warm is a challenge for many vulnerable members of society especially for the homeless, the elderly living on a low income, and those living below the poverty line in informal settlements,” said Captain Garth Niemand, the national spokesperson for The Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army has made winter relief grants available from its national headquarters to all its regions in South Africa. In addition it has purchased blankets and delivered them to all regions for distribution by its officers.
Its funds, however, which are donations from the public for winter relief efforts, are now exhausted for this financial year. The need is still great as people need help, especially with cold fronts sweeping across the Cape.
“The people of South Africa are always generous. We are therefore, once again, asking for members of the public and the corporate world to support us in this regard. The winter is far from over and we need to still lend a hand,” he added.
The Salvation Army runs various feeding schemes throughout the year which cater for higher volumes in the winter months. The demands on soup kitchens and feeding schemes are extreme in these months.
The organisation collects and is able to distribute donated blankets and warm clothes through its 200 institutions, churches, and community centres around the country.
Captain Niemand encouraged those fortunate South Africans to give generously to those the less fortunate no matter where they live:
“If there is no Salvation Army in your vicinity, please support a reputable charity or the local church in your area. Do something”, encouraged Captain Niemand.
Everyone who wishes to donate in kind can contact The Salvation Army on 011 718 6746 or their nearest Salvation Army office. Details can be obtained from www.salvationarmy.org.za.
Financial donations can be made by depositing contributions directly in the following account:
The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal,
First National Bank, Braamfontein branch (251905),
Account number 50540087604.
Deposit slips should be faxed to 011-718-6796.
Alternatively, credit card donations can be made by calling 011-718-6750, while cheques should be made out to: The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal, and posted to PO Box 32217, Braamfontein, 2017. Online donations via EFT are also welcome. Details can also be found on www.salvationarmy.org.za.
Donations to The Salvation Army are exempt from donations tax. This means that members of the public and companies wishing to make a once off or regular donation to the Army are able to make claims for rebate from the South African Revenue Service.
The Salvation Army ‘s work includes homes for babies and children with HIV/Aids, pre-schools, shelters for the homeless, emergency services, feeding schemes, centres for abused women and children, homes for abandoned children and community development projects.
The Salvation Army is an international movement and evangelical part of the universal Christian Church and has a professional record in rehabilitating and accommodating trafficking trade victims and addressing social injustice in a systematic, measured, proactive and Christian manner through its International Social Justice Commission.