A massive storm swept across Gauteng on Monday 9 October 2017. The West Rand, including the Cradle of Humankind, was particularly hard hit. The worst affected was the Orient Hills informal settlement just 10 minutes from Maropeng, where some 200 homes were destroyed by the storm.

We’ve set up a collection point at Maropeng to collect goods to help this community rebuild their lives.

1 Killed, 2 injured during storm and reported Tornado in Krugersdorp https://t.co/c47m2Ay4kb#ArriveAlive@Netcare911_sapic.twitter.com/0AYqHX3Sg1

— Arrive Alive (@_ArriveAlive) 10 October 2017

If you’re visiting soon, please consider bringing an item or two to make a difference.

We’re collecting:

  • Non-perishable items
  • Toiletries
  • Nappies and milk formula
  • Bedding and mattresses
  • Building materials

You may drop off your contribution at Maropeng, and you’ll receive a receipt. Child Welfare (Magaliesberg) and community members are coordinating the distribution of the donated supplies.

Read the official letter from our managing director, Michael Worsnip, on our plea for donations