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RFA calls for water donations and drop-off points

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Support for the RFA’s ‘Truckers Making a Difference’ campaign is coming in from all quarters, not just from transporters. Scholars from Midstream College have shown their support through the donation of blankets, clothing items and various other essentials.
Support for the RFA’s ‘Truckers Making a Difference’ campaign is coming in from all quarters, not just from transporters. Scholars from Midstream College have shown their support through the donation of blankets, clothing items and various other essentials.

The KZN floods may be over but the human needs are not. It is thus that the Road Freight Association (RFA) is continuing its ‘Truckers Making a Difference’ campaign and is calling on its members and all industry stakeholders to support the call to provide desperately needed water and other essentials to communities devastated by the floods in KwaZulu-Natal.

“Whether you are a large trucking operator or operate bakkies, vans, motorcycles – or someone who would simply like to support our ‘Truckers Making a Difference’ campaign – you too can help those who have been devastated by the floods,” says Gavin Kelly, Chief Executive Officer of the Road Freight Association. 

“There are a number of ways in which people and organisations can assist our ‘Truckers Making a Difference’ campaign,” explains Kelly. “Everyone can make a donation – even a 5-litre bottle of water will bring relief to those in need. Although food, blankets and shelter are also needed, water is the overwhelming need for communities. KwaZulu Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has indicated that it could take months to repair flood damage to the Tongaat Water Works. The RFA would like to do what we can to make even a small difference in making the lives of flood victims easier.”  

For those wishing to donate water or other essential items for flood victims, there are two drop-off points: Airport Lodge Guest House, 6-273 Koppie Ave, Kempton Park, 1619, and 309 Malcolm Str, Garsfontein, Pretoria. More drop off points will be announced on rfa.co.za and @RFA (Facebook) as they become available

The Association is also calling on its members – and any other stakeholder – who have depots and storage facilities, to open these facilities as community drop-off points. Organisations and individuals wanting to make donations or facilities available to “Truckers Making a Difference” can contact Charlene on charlene@rfa.co.za or call 074 490 0974.

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