9 000 litres already collected by Hope & Halos for the Western Cape

Jaco Gerber fills just one of the 1 800 5-litre bottles of water that are going to the Western Cape.

Hope & Halos has embarked on a water collection drive for the Western Cape.

The drive is in partnership with the Rotary Club of Springs, with Hoërskool Dr Johan Jurgens, Selcourt Pre-Primary, Selcourt Primary and Veritas College among the schools that are helping with the drive.

A generous donation of 1 800 5-litre bottles by James McCulloch from Premier Packaging means the organisation will donate more 9 000 litres of water to the Western Cape.

Jaco Gerber with directors of Hope & Halos Nikki Griffiths and Louise Mawhinney.

Jaco and Renè Gerber will fill the containers with borehole water.

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“We are still accepting donations for the project,” says Louise Mawhinney, the director of Hope & Halos.

“The project will go on as long as people are donating water.

“We will only send it once we have a full load.”

The organisation is appealing to people to help with the filling and packing of the containers.

Hope & Halos is also looking for pallets to load the water onto.

Also read: Laerskool Selection Park donates 10 000 litres of water to drought-hit Western Cape residents.

To help these organisations, contact Louise on 082 463 1891, Nikki on 072 430 1965, or Siobheanne Landsberg, president of the Rotary Club of Springs, on 082 489 5090.

Alternatively you can contact them on the Hope & Halos Facebook page or the Just a Drop Facebook page.

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