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Aliwal North police come to the aid of destitute family

Mar 5, 2019
Aliwal North police come to the aid of destitute family

Brig Trevor Mey said that the SAPS not only provides protection to the vulnerable, but also serves to offer support, relief and improve the lives of vulnerable individuals in the Aliwal North SAPS Cluster.

Aliwal North SAPS Cluster Commander, Brig Trevor Mey, together with the ladies from the SAPS Woman's Network on Tuesday morning visited  a local needy family, who's house recently burned down.

"The house was destroyed during February together with the families clothes and furniture after a suspect, a cousin of the family, opened a gas stove and set the house on fire," said police spokesperson, Capt Ursula Roelofse.

"One of the community members offered to provide shelter to the two woman and four children that stayed in the house.

"After the report was received at the SAPS the Woman's Network took initiative to collect some clothes and food for the needy family."

SAPS Aliwal North gathered items for the family

Capt Roelofse said that members opened their hearts and hands and this morning, these items were delivered at the house where the family is temporarily staying until their house has been rebuild.

"We were glad to hear that the children were at school and everyone was fine."

Brig Mey said that the SAPS not only provides protection to the vulnerable, but also serves to offer support, relief and improve the lives of vulnerable individuals in the Aliwal North SAPS Cluster.

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