Humanitarian disaster relief organisation Gift of the Givers has received a R2-million annual boost to help with the important work it does.
Engen has committed to fuel the work of Gift of the Givers for the next three years.
The organisation’s quick response in the event of disasters, its wide reach, and that it offers humanitarian and unconditional relief all contributed to Engen’s investment decision.
“Given the wide reach and incredible national relief efforts of Gift of the Givers, Engen sees much value in this partnership,” Engen chairman Dato Sri Syed Zainal Abidin says.
Gift of the Givers founder and chairman Dr Imtiaz Sooliman says the enormous value of the fuel partnership became obvious considering that the organisation offers humanitarian relief in areas of South Africa as diverse as KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Limpopo, and the Northern and Western Cape.
“Already this month [February] we have been in Alice in the Eastern Cape providing relief to victims of flooding; Calvinia in the Northern Cape where farmers and farmworkers have no resources available for themselves or their animals; Graaff-Reinet to provide items crucial for the survival of drought victims; and Ntinini in KwaZulu-Natal to feed the hungry, among others.”
Sooliman says their convoys travel long distances across the country to bring relief to South Africans most in need.
Engen’s support of Gift of the Givers is the latest in a series of multi-million rand investments from the company towards humanitarian aid across South Africa in recent years.