During the early hours of Sunday 7th June 2020 a fire broke out at Glen Ardle Informal Settlement in Sydenham. Over 40 informal homes were burnt down affecting over 100 residents.
The Jamiatul Ulama KZN Project H.E.L.P team conducted a site visit to assess the needs of the victims. It was assessed that due to the extreme cold weather, blankets and mattresses were required.
Alhamdullilah, without hesitation, assistance was received from well-wishers and donors with mattresses as well as mink blankets being acquired.
The distribution was conducted on Tuesday 9th June 2020 to the victims of Sunday’s fire disaster, by the Project H.E.L.P team. Due to the harsh winter approaching, the mattresses & blankets were warmly received by the residents.
In addition, the Jamiatul Ulama KZN has also embarked on its Winter Warmth Project, distributing blankets and winter warmth packs to underprivileged children in rural schools, old age homes and orphanages around Durban.
Alhamdulillah, the Project H.E.L.P Team visited schools and pension cottages in Tongaat on the Wednesday 11th of June 2020 and distributed 200 winter warmth packs to underprivileged learners.
Thereafter 100 Blankets were distributed to pensioners at the low cost housing pension cottages. The joy and appreciation expressed by the recipients of different races, ages and religious back grounds was a priceless feeling.
Anyone wishing to contribute can do so using the banking details below:
Branch code: 800 000
Name: Jamiatul Ulama KZN
Account No: 78600219999
Ref: Winter Warmth (Lillah/Sadaqah Only)
May Allah Ta’ala reward the donors, volunteers and staff that make these projects become a reality. Ameen.