Community Safety Oversight Committee Chairperson, Alderman David Berg, has donated 6 100 masks to aid in the fight against COVID-19 in the City of Ekurhuleni, Gauteng.
During a brief handover, Alderwoman Patricia Kumalo said that the masks will provide an essential layer of protection to vulnerable communities.
Kumalo expressed her gratitude on behalf of the Council for Berg’s valuable contribution.
“Though the country has moved into a new level with eased restrictions, we are still operating in a National State of Disaster, the fight against this pandemic is far from over. Masks have become an indispensable component in our daily attire and these will assist many families and communities alike to be better prepared and safe,” said Kumalo.
Berg, who personally donates to schools and old age homes on a regular basis, said the donation will make a difference in the identified communities.
“I would give even more if I could but I’d like to believe that every bit counts. I know that this donation will serve its purpose in making a difference,” said Berg.
The donation aims to assist ward 21, which consists of many informal settlements such as Makause.
The public participation office in the legislature, which works closely with communities through provincial ward-based war room programmes, is set to distribute the masks with the elderly, child-headed households and those with chronic conditions among the beneficiaries that will receive priority.