Gift of the givers hospital beds

Photo: Gift of the Givers / Facebook

To the rescue! Gift Of The Givers donate extra beds to ‘desperate’ EC hospital

You can always count on Gift Of The Givers, can’t you? After making a distress call, Uitenhage Hospital soon received the extra beds they needed.

Gift of the givers hospital beds

Photo: Gift of the Givers / Facebook

You love to see it. Africa’s largest disaster response NGO has sprung into action once more, answering a desperate call for help issued by the Uitenhage Hospital earlier this week. In dire need of some extra beds, Gift Of The Givers coordinated an emergency operation to help bulk-up the localised COVID-19 ward.

Gift Of The Givers donate hospital beds in Eastern Cape

The charity delivered a dozen new beds in total, and also sent an extra consignment of masks for hospital staff to use. They donated 2 000 KN95 masks, and a further 1 000 surgical face coverings. And that’s not all…

As part of the special delivery, Gift Of The Givers handed over a new ‘pulse oximeter’, and were even able to spare a set of head and foot covers for frontline workers. The entire care package came at quite a cost, too.

Uitenhage Hospital receives epic ‘care package’!

It’s estimated that around R150 000 was spent on supporting the Uitenhage Hospital in Kariega. GOTG posted a brief statement on their Facebook page earlier on Friday, confirming that their mission was completed successfully.

Gift Of The Givers also vowed to carry on with their other projects in the Eastern Cape:

“Gift of the Givers loads 12 beds and mattresses at its facility in Graaff Reinet for delivery to Uitenhage Hospital today. Our healthcare initiatives to medical facilities in the Eastern Cape continue, including infrastructure upgrades, installation of boreholes, COVID-19 supplies, and the hospital heroes project.”

Gift Of The Givers at it again…

It’s been a busy Friday for the team, who also found time to donate 300 food parcels to citizens in Welbedacht, KZN. Those who received the goods had been badly impacted by the July Riots.

Amangwane received an extra 100 food parcels, and Gift Of The Givers awarded Gauteng’s Faraday Taxi Association exactly 4 500 bottles of hand sanitiser, and a further 10 000 masks. All in a day’s work, eh?