Elderly people form Mbare, Highfield and Glenview benefited Salvation Army church’s donation of basic commodities worth ZWL$486 000 last week.
The Salvation Army’s chief secretary Lieutenant Colonel Trustmore Muzorori handed over the goods comprising rice, cooking oil, flour, soya-chunks, sugar, soap bars and undiluted drinks to Harare Mayor councilor Herbert Gomba at Mai Musodzi Hall in Mbare.
Muzorori said the donation doesn’t only meet the church’s motto “served to save” but complements efforts to fight hunger especially among the elderly during the extended lockdown period.
“The reason for selecting the elderly is that they are part of the group that is more vulnerable to COVID-19. We’re supporting efforts to fight the spread of the disease and we believe by providing basics the beneficiaries will adhere to the stay home call. I hope and trust that they will see God’s kindness when using the items l am handing over of today,” he said.
“Our motto is, where there is need there is The Salvation Army. We strive to serve the needy. That’s what motivates us.”
City of Harare Mayor Herbert Gomba, accompanied by some councilors appreciated the donations and encouraged other churches to emulate.
Most disadvantaged communities, the elderly included have been identified as groups at risk from hunger within the Covid-19 inflicted restrictions.