Sanco to paint houses of needy families in Ward 44

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KEEPING in the Christmas spirit, the South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) Ward 44 branch in the Buffalo City metro has come up with a project to give back to the community.

FESTIVE SPIRIT: Sanco Ward 44 branch organiser Desmond Coetzee receives paint from Ginti CC employers Flip Ellis and Neville Makopie in Breidbach on Tuesday. They will paint the houses of needy families in time for Christmas Picture: DEIDRE COETZEE

According to general secretary Stacey Gosling, they will paint the houses of needy and destitute families living within their ward from today (Thursday).

“We have identified through our members six needy families, one each in every community within Ward 44, to paint their houses and bring the spirit of Christmas and to make it a remarkable one,” Gosling said.

The areas referred to are Breidbach, Plateau Extension, Sweetwaters, Acorn Valley, Qalashe and Siyatemba.

Sanco organiser Desmond Coetzee said requests for donations were made and Schornville-based Ginti CC sponsored five 20l containers of paint with rollers and brushes, while other contributions came from members of their regional and provincial offices.

Ginti CC owner Kevin Trompeter said: “We support the initiative by Sanco and were overwhelmed when they made the request to us as we want to plough back into our communities as part of our social responsibility programme.”

Coetzee said: “The families identified are poor and have no means to paint their houses.

“We are tremendously grateful for the generous and kind donations and for the assistance of our members in the task of painting the houses.”

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