By Staff Reporter
Volvo Car South Africa and its dealer network have taken concrete steps to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. This is being achieved through making donations and loaning out the Volvo press fleet to organizations at the coalface of the Covid-19 scourge.
Volvo Car South Africa supports Save our Schools NPO to bring water relief to those in need
Many communities have struggled with adhering to basic precautions required to tackle the spread of Covid-19 such as washing hands due to lack of access to basic services. Save our Schools NPO has sought to correct this by installing emergency hand washing stations that will be made available to over 110,000 residents in the Wallacedene, Bloekombos and Scottsdene communities in the Western Cape. The aim is to build these stations onto solid concrete bases and will have liquid soap available from separate dispensers.
In addition, SOS NPO will be installing fourteen 5,000-litre water tanks in the area. In so doing, it will be creating jobs for 14 local people, who will monitor, manage and sterilize the tanks to ensure that they remain clean and filled with fresh water. They will also ensure that liquid soap supplies are replenished.
Volvo Cars SA released the Cape Town based fleet of press cars for SOS NPO to use in order to expedite the vital work being carried out. These cars are helping the SOS NPO operation team and volunteers to get out to these sometimes hard-to-reach areas safely, in order to supply essential goods, food items, sanitizers as well as transport materials used in erecting water stations at schools and churches.
In addition, Volvo provided over 100 litres of sanitiser product for SOS NPO to distribute to the vulnerable communities within which it operates.
Volvo Car South Africa partners with Medi Response
Meanwhile in Johannesburg, Volvo has availed its Johannesburg-based press fleet to Medi Response, experts in the management and supply of emergency service solutions, to deliver thousands of food parcels to the less fortunate. The organisation has also donated much-needed medical consumables to various animal shelters and NPOs in dire need of assistance.
FMGH Volvo Cars supports Meals on Wheels
Filby Marescia Group Holdings (FMGH) Volvo Cars – holding company for Volvo Cars Pietermaritzburg, Volvo Cars Pinetown and Volvo Cars Hillcrest – has been a sponsor of Meals on Wheels for the past 14 years. The NPO supports 520 kitchens and homes of safety for abused women and children throughout the country, feeding in excess of 122 000 people per day.
FMGH Volvo, Meals on Wheels and Enza Construction (which is building a hospital in the KwaMashu area) have undertaken to feed the aged and young for the duration of lockdown, and they are funding 1 500 meals per day for residents of Alexandra in Johannesburg.
To donate a meal to Meals on Wheels SMS the word ‘meal’ to 39055.
Tom Campher Volvo Cars Johannesburg helps essential service customers to stay mobile
Tom Campher Volvo Cars Johannesburg has recognised the essential service personnel who have dedicated themselves to fighting COVID-19. Accordingly, the dealership is supporting essential service customers with repairs, services and parts, including tyres. Medical support services, medical staff and providers of transportation relating to essential services are eligible for support.
The dealership requires a copy of the individual’s Essential Service Registration and identity documentation along with the completion of a Declaration Form 4 in order to comply with Regulation 11B (1)(g).
Source: Volvo Car South Africa
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