04 June 2015
The Western Cape Department of Social Development
has started rolling out its Winter Readiness programme.
MEC Albert Fritz said the onset of winter should
not mean that the destitute must suffer from the cold and harsh weather.
This is why the department is providing support to
NGO’s in order for them to provide additional mattress space, food, blankets
and toiletries to vulnerable citizens over this winter period.
Fritz said we have made sure that all our shelters
are okay for any persons in need of accommodation during this period but we
will also be rolling out our emergency and Disaster Risk Management kits.
“We will also do our nutrition programme where
people can get a hot meal on any day at any one of our service centres during
this winter. We urge people to make use of the services available from the
Department of Social Development and please protect themselves from the harsh
winter we have already,” Fritz added.
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