MES Gqeberha beats Day Zero with help from Gift of the Givers

The countdown for Nelson Mandela Bay taps to run dry has ended for the MES Gqeberha branch in the Eastern Cape province. This follows a swift intervention by Gift of the Givers, responding to our call for sponsorship into the whole project – from drilling a water borehole – to installation of a running water system, connecting more than four (4) of the 5 000 litres of water tanks, donated in our building.

“Our vulnerable and homeless clients will now breathe a sigh of relief after days of hardship in the province. We are grateful to have Gift of the Givers come on board and rescue the situation,” said MES Gqeberha Branch Manager, Ronny Naude.

In addition, private donors and the Robert Niven Trust also significantly contributed to the water tanks and infrastructure development.

Situated at 1 Hiles Street in Korsten, MES Gqeberha accommodates more than 100 homeless clients in our Safe Spaces and shelter. The centre offers a restoration programme, counselling through our social workers, as well as a community soup outreach to those still living on the street. MES Gqeberha sells second-hand clothing at our Thrift shop, which can only benefit from your pre-loved clothing, to help us build an exciting shopping experience for our customers.