We are Durban has been working closely with multiple leaders and organisations in our efforts to help the most vulnerable of our city. A coordinated inter-denominational church response has been established to tackle the Covid-19 Crisis, convened by the KwaZulu-Natal Christian Council. Meetings are ongoing to establish the best possible outcomes to ensure shelter is available, groceries and hygiene products are provided and safe spaces created for the lost and fearful.
During a Biological Disaster/Pandemic, such as COVID-19, the four phases of Disaster Management still apply which are: 1. Preparedness, 2. Response, 3. Recovery, 4. Mitigation
South Africa is currently in Phase 2: Response. Governments plan to enforce social distancing to #FlattenTheCurve and reduce overloading our Health Care System can succeed if all individuals play their part. The RESPONSE PHASE STRATEGY is twofold:
1. PREVENTION: Education Training
Distribution of Training material in multiple languages to educate, equip and demonstrate effective Hygiene Practices, Immune Boosting Techniques, Social Distancing Suggestions and methods for Self-Isolation. (Placed within each hamper and communicated during distribution)
2. RELIEF AID: Hygiene & Nutrition Hampers
These hampers are provided to families to help enhance hygiene practices in communities. Each kit will contain a combination of hygiene items for prevention purposes and non-perishable food items to assist during home isolation.
If you would like to make a financial contribution towards a hamper (R350), simply purchase one online via these two platforms.
Domino Foundation: https://www.dominofoundation.org.za/product/covid-19-buster-pack/
City Hope Disaster Relief: https://cityhopedisasterrelief.org/donations/
For electronic contributions please use reference: Covid19/Name. Sec18A Certificates can be issued where required.
A number of city churches across eThekwini are set up for people to drop off any number of items to make up the hampers before the lock down begins.
- Anthem Church – 37 Mackeurtan Ave, Durban North
- Glenridge Church at The Station – 65 Masabalala Yengwa Ave, Durban
- CityHill Hillcrest – 1 Greenmeadow Lane, Hillcrest
- One Life Church – 462 Alexandra Rd, Pietermaritzburg
- The CommUnity Project – 18 Trevor Wadley Close, Warner Beach, Kingsburgh