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Mercedes-Benz South Africa Limited donates to Gift of the Givers cause to assist with humanitarian aid in Kwa-Zulu Natal

  • Mercedes-Benz South Africa Limited donates R3 million to the Gift of the Givers’ flood disaster recovery initiatives in Kwa-Zulu Natal.
  • Emergency education essentials, food parcels and water to be provided to displaced families.

Pretoria. Mercedes-Benz South Africa Limited (MBSA) has joined forces with Gift of the Givers Foundation to provide urgent humanitarian aid to victims of the recent floods. This donation, valued at R3 million, will be channelled towards providing warm meals, food parcels, water and emergency education essentials to communities most severely affected in parts of Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Commenting on this donation, MBSA Executive Director Human Resources and Corporate Affairs, Abey Kgotle said: “Our contribution towards the flood disaster initiatives demonstrates our commitment as a responsible corporate citizen extends beyond our manufacturing operations.  With solid partnerships like the one forged with the Gift of The Givers Foundation, we will continue to serve our communities and are hopeful that those affected will emerge even stronger than before.”

A key aspect of the MBSA Corporate Social Investment (CSI) portfolio is to serve the communities through Community Upliftment initiatives and Education. To this end, food parcels inclusive of staple foods and non-perishables, as well as bottled water will be distributed to affected families. MBSA’s donation the Gift of the Givers will further provide school-going children with hygiene packs, school uniforms, school shoes and essential stationery supplies to ensure the continuation of education. Additionally, building material and assistance with repairs effected following a thorough assessment of where school infrastructure has been damaged.

To date, MBSA has contributed over R4 million to the Gift of the Givers Foundation’s ongoing disaster relief initiatives.