Media Alert

DATE: 11 September 2022


As the country wake up to the unfortunate news of a mine disaster that has caused damage to the community of Jagersfontein today on the 11th of September 2022. Meals On Wheels Community Service (MOWCS) South Africa CEO has announced that the non-profit organisation is already on the ground assessing the damage caused by this disaster.

Together with the Free State Office of the Premier and Dept of Social Development-Free State, MOWCS will be offering support by providing cooked meals, clean water and Blankets.“This is an unfortunate incident that has left the community of Jagersfontein devastated and as MOWCS we want to ensure we lessen the anxiety cause by this incident by making sure that the community doesn’t have to worry about where their next meal will come from” said the CEO.

MOWCS is part of the Jagersfontein disaster task team coordinating the disaster response. MOWCS was one of the first responders on the ground to assess the damage and needs thereof. Our response as MOWCS is to see to it that the displaced families are fed, given clean water to drink and blankets to keep warm. As it stands, more than 250 households are displaced, 15 houses are destroyed, one person deceased. The roads are inaccessible, no electricity and telecom badly affected.

“MOWCS will start feeding the displaced community tomorrow, the 12 September 2022. The organisation will be there for the community of Jagersfontein in the free state for as long as there is a need just like we are still on the ground for the KZN Community that was affected by the floods. We are calling on all the corporate and government entities to come on board and donate towards this initiative” concluded the CEO.

To Donate, kindly see details below, Reference- Jagersfontein Disaster (18A Certificates will be issued);

Acc Name: Meals on Wheels Community Services SA

Account No: 4076236605

Bank: ABSA

Branch: Brandwag

Account Type: Current Account

For more details visit www.mow.org.za

Issued by Meals On wheels Community Services South Africa for more information media may contact the CEO’s office,

Ms Lerato Mojaki: lerato@mealsonwheels.org.za 

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