Mattresses delivered to refugee camps by FOA
during xenophobic violence.
Update: 10th August 2008As a result of the letter which we sent out, the response from many individuals and companies was brilliant. Not only did we receive donations but in some instances people, (usually smaller ones still at school!) set up their own fund-raising operations to assist us in the towns in USA. To all of you THANK YOU! Your money was, and is being, spent on a variety of items which helped to make the lives of the displaced people a little better.
Queues of people at the refugee camp.
In addition Friends of Alexandra was listed as one of the organizations assisting the Refugees in Alexandra by local Radio station 702 Radio. As a result of this we received and delivered into the township items of clothing and blankets and foods from the local community.
In addition to goods donated locally we used the funds received to purchase the following:
FOA was one of the NGO’s which made the largest contribution to the victims of the Xenephobic attacks in 2008. All assistance was channeled through "Lizzie" who, based at Alexandra Police Station was seconded by the NGO "Men and Women Against Child Abuse".
Blankets collected by FOA for the refugees.
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