Gift of the Givers Update Drought Relief Need for Animal Feed


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    sylvia hammond
    Keymaster
      15 January 2016            

    Greetings of Peace


    Dear Recipients

    Thank you for the fantastic response to our drought relief intervention. A full update on progress will be provided next week.

    What is of major concern to us now is the condition of tens of thousands of animals as they are facing thirst and hunger in the absence of feed. Loss of animals is impacting heavily on the farmers, both subsistence and large scale, with major implications for farm labourers, farmers and the general economy.

    It has been stated that farmers owe in excess of 125 billion rand to banks at the moment. Given the present expanding economic crisis South Africa cannot afford further job losses. We can’t save all the farmers nor can we save all farm labourers and we certainly can’t save all the animals; that is the reality of this massive drought. 
    But collectively, we CAN make a difference.

    The sight of dead animals having perished from thirst and lack of feed is not pleasant.  This appeal is specific for animal feed.  We have been informed that protein based pallets (6-8%) is the appropriate product and costs R5600 per ton. 

    We will appreciate any support and advise on this as this is NOT our field of expertise.  Feed in kind will be welcomed or cash contributions into Gift of the Givers, Standard Bank, Pietermaritzburg, Account No. 052137228, Branch Code, 057525, reference FEED. 
    Please email or fax deposit slip with full contact details for acknowledgement purposes. For tax benefit certificates please email laila@giftofthegivers.org 
    For further communication on this issue please contact Estelle Van Jaarsveld 0832875988.

    Imtiaz Sooliman
    0832364029

            Please visit our website: http://www.giftofthegivers.org

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    It is absolutely wonderful how people and organisations are opening their hearts and pockets to this cause.  Vibro Bricks sent many truck-loads of feed to farmers, organisations are delivering millions of liters of water to drought-sticken areas, Boere in Nood are delivering feed and water for animals on the farms and last night I saw on Carte Blanche a housewife who advertised for water over December and through her initiative millions of liters of water were delivered to towns to people with no water!  Thank you so much for all the initiatives and for coming on board to assist our people, farmers and animals.  As you said, any support are welcomed!

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