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Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Johannesburg, 30 October, 2019 Cell C has been alerted to the plight of around 900 people who were left homeless after a fire destroyed 250 homes in Pomona informal settlement in Kempton Park recently. After hearing about this devastation, Cell C’s Repairs Department members rallied together to collect necessities to help these families rebuild their lives.

The Repairs Department visited the NG Church Bonaero Park on Friday 18th October, which had been made the designated drop-off point to hand over much needed essentials including food, blankets and clothing. The church will now distribute these items to the affected residents.

“Although these donations will go a long way to helping these families, much still needs to be done. They lost most, if not all, their belongings in the fire and are in desperate need of the basics,” says Boni Dlamini, Cell C’s Senior Manager for CSI & Transformation

“We’re glad we could help and we call on colleagues, peers and all South Africans to help in any way they can,” she says. “The response already by a lot of people has been great to see as much needed goods have already been delivered to the community.”

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