Aveng Trident Steel heeded the call of Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality PR Councillor for Ward 12, Lindelwa Mettavainio (ANC) and NUMSA Financial Services Official Sizwe Foley to assist 20 destitute families after a shack fire ravaged Malabar Extension 6 in September.
Two trucks from this leading company brought hope to this community by bringing planks and steel roof sheeting, in order for them to rebuild the structures that they lost in the fire.
Cllr Mettavainio expressed her relief that the material had been provided as those affected will now not only build structures but also be able to work towards building better lives for themselves.
“We had to accommodate people at the Malabar Community Hall and the Revival Faith Mission Church in the area and I can attest to the fact that having so many families under one roof is not easy,” she added.
Mettavainio’s leading role to assist the families was appreciated by the Ward 12 ANC branch and the community.
Aveng Trident Steel Manager Patrick Sparrow said it was an honour and a privilege to be able to assist the community with material to build new homes.
“Trident Steel has a social responsibility to assist where help is needed. It was within our means to assist the community and this is a worthy cause.”
Community members who were accommodated in the emergency relief centres expressed joy and relief that they will finally have new homes.
Karen Primo, who was affected by the shack fires three weeks ago, expressed her joy as their homes are finally being restored.
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