2020-05-19 SOUTH AFRICA

Marist Mercy Care distributes food to needy families stricken by COVID-19

Marist Mercy Care’s The Place of Mercy and Hope, located in a rural town in Addo, Eastern Cape, South Africa, took the initiative to provide food parcels and essentials to the surrounding formal and informal settlements to help thousands of poor people stricken by the coronavirus lockdown. 

Until 4 May, they have provided 42,000 meals to the families who since the beginning of restrictions have suffered more than ever before.

In just over fourteen years, The Place of Mercy and Hope, under the banner Marist Mercy Care, have done the impossible in this dusty dry rural area.  They have established Early Childhood Development Centres for vulnerable children, provided guidance to primary and high schools in the Valley, built and provided computer literacy programs, established a health clinic, mobilized a group of home-based carers to care for the extremely sick in the communities, provide food to hundreds of people weekly.

 

Marist Merci Care

Marist Mercy Care is a collaborative effort between the Marist Brothers, Sisters of Mercy and Lay Persons in the Sundays River Valley, Addo, Eastern Cape, South Africa. The project assists families who are from disadvantaged communities, with a specific focus on children. Programs include a Crèche and Pre-School, Clinic, Soup Kitchens and Adult Learning programs as well as the Summer Camp.

 

COVID-19 Marist Mercy Care South Africa Appeal

The center is continuing its mission during the COVID-19 lockdown by alleviating the poverty of the disadvantaged communities by providing essential items such as food parcels and sanitary items utilising structures, support bases and community involvement it have built and have had in place for over 14 years. Whatch here the Covid-19 special appeal:  

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