These last few days my heart has broken for what I have seen in Knysna. Many family's lives were destroyed in those fires. It has been such a blessing to see how South Africa has come together to help those affected and in need. Over the last week big chain stores and banks like PNP, Checkers, FNB and various other corporations have come together to bring relief to the city of Knysna. A great picture of what a united South Africa looks like that addresses the need when it arises.
My big question is where was these businesses and individuals before Knysna? The need in local communities are so big and we work with local and national NGO's who serve the community faithfully day by day, week by week, month by month. My heart breaks for them. These NGO's asks and begs the local community (corporations and individuals) to participate in helping bring relief to their town or city daily, but they get no response and these NGO's are left to fight to keep the community alive.
South Africa, I am calling you. I am challenging these corporations and individuals to continue reaching out and addressing the need after Knysna in your own community. These NGO's desperately need your help. They need your support. If you are not sure where to give your time, talent and treasures, please reach out to me. Cross Connect Community Outreach focuses on vetting organizations and creating sustainable partnerships in local communities to bring transformational change across South Africa.
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