The first half of 2019 has seen CityHope Disaster Relief making a significant impact on the lives of 8,230 individuals across South Africa and Malawi. The Response Team has been working tirelessly into a vast number of communities that have been struck by disasters of all kinds.
The most severe disaster of this quarter was the flooding that took place in Kwa-Zulu Natal in April, resulting in the fatalities of approximately 70 individuals and leaving thousands without homes to return to. CityHope was overwhelmed by the public’s generous response to this incident and wish to thank every individual that contributed in some way to support those that were affected by the floods. Please take a moment to read how CityHope and the community united following this devastating event.
CityHope Disaster Relief is blessed to fall under the banner of City Hill Church in Hillcrest. It is because of this relationship that we were able to lavishly host our strategic partners from CBN South Africa for their annual partner's breakfast on Sat 1st June. View some of the images of the morning here. With further thanks to City Hill Church, we were also able to share during one of the Sunday services about the impact that we are making in South Africa and the details of our trip into Malawi were published in the City Hill Culture Magazine. Click Here to watch the interview or read the article.
We are most grateful for our new strategic church partner in Port Elizabeth. The members of Harvest Church were quick to respond when a fire broke out in a nearby settlement and destroyed 25 shacks. The church efficiently rallied a team of responders who arrived on the scene to distribute relief aid as well as prayers and support for the members and community leaders in the region. Harvest Church in P.E, as well as Cornerstone Church in Bedfordview and The Warehouse in Cape Town, have played crucial roles in our responses in their regions.
CityHope Disaster Relief is positioned to help people in need because of the generous donations we receive and the sponsors that we have. All donations are greatly appreciated and go a long way in making a lasting impact on so many lives.