Round Table Namibia has donated blankets and food parcels to 150 residents of Aroab village.
The donation, made possible by the NamPower Foundation, was handed over on Sunday.
Speaking to Nampa on Monday, community activist Gertjie Witbooi said he decided to make a difference in his community by seeking donations for vulnerable people living in Aroab from the Round Table.
“I requested blankets for people here as it’s winter and temperatures drop, but the Round Table also added food parcels,” he said.
Witbooi said there is a need for people to stay positive amidst the raging COVID-19 pandemic.
“We should remember we can always make a difference and I urge other stakeholders to come on board and help others in need,” he said.
The food parcels contain maize meals, tinned fish, beans, tea, macaroni, and corned beef.
The chairperson of the Hochland 154 Round Table, Basson van Rooyen in an interview with Nampa on Monday said they received about N.dollars 100 000 from the NamPower Foundation to buy blankets and food parcels for the community of Aroab, Tses, Berseba, and Vaalgras, as well as for a soup kitchen at Tses.
“Each year we have a project called Winter Knights where we reach out to the community and this year we decided to give back to the community in these areas,” he said.