To assist the needy in the community, Sam’s Gas Outlet has gone beyond the call of duty to pledge 10% of their gross profit proceeds to creating employment for the less fortunate.
Founder Samantha Kernekamp said the pledge aims to provide an opportunity for the less fortunate to make money of their own.
“We have already begun the process of employing people in the West bank area.
“ We normally employ these individuals to clean up the streets, repair and do general improvements to the area itself.
“Creating employment that directly benefits the community within the West Bank area, we are not limiting only to the area as we will apply the same scheme at all our branches in Amalinda, Mdantsane as well as Nompumelelo Township,” said Kernekamp.
She appealed to members of the community for their assistance in helping others.
“We are also trying to enable ourselves to give back to the community through creating a business stream of our own that can support us in helping others.
“ The purpose is to offer individuals an opportunity to feed themselves and take a step towards becoming self sufficient, the individuals we employ have no jobs, food or shelter,” she said.
Blessings From Me To You founder Louise Leendertz Torr praised the initiative for their support.
“Over the last six months Sam’s Gas, together with Sam in her personal capacity, has been my biggest support for food parcels and drop-offs and collections.
“I applaud Sam’s gas in helping uplift the community by creating jobs and helping those in need,” she said.