|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
First Group and Help24 Spread Warmth this Mandela Day
First Assist, First Road and Help24 hit the streets to give back
Johannesburg, 18 July 2018 – Tow truck drivers of First Assist, First Road and Help24 took warmth to those in need this Mandela day, 18th July 2018. Together, they distributed three thousand new blankets to those on the streets in desperate need of respite from the cold and something warm to sleep with.
“We have gotten to know some of these people who are forced to live on the streets and it is always difficult to come to terms with how hard their lives are. That’s why this winter we got together and ordered three thousand new blankets to make a small difference around Gauteng and Pretoria. Seeing the joy and appreciation from every-one we met was an extremely humbling experience. We were all reminded how easy it is to make a difference in those who are less fortunate than us lives” Clinton Spolander – Director of First Road Emergency
The likes of Thomas who lives in a shack along President Fouche Drive; and Masesi from the Makause Squatter Camp and the children at Sinethemba Day Care in Primrose on the Eastrand; Soloman from Zeerust and Bramley who lives under the Gordon Road bridge in the Westrand; were all touched by “Firsttocare” and their passion to live by the words of Mandela “There can be no greater gift than that of giving one’s time and energy to helping other’s without expecting anything in return” – Nelson Mandela
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