SUPPORTING LOCAL COMMUNITIES

On behalf of the many AMSOLITES who have continued to deliver essential marine services during this time, AMSOL pledged a donation to the Solidarity Response Fund to support efforts country-wide to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and assist in detection, care and support efforts.

In addition to supporting the Solidarity Fund, the company also partnered with community feeding initiatives and Non Profit Organisations (NPOs) to assist vulnerable communities in its areas of operation.

In Cape Town, we worked with Food Forward SA – where the team delivered food parcels to households in need. Food Forward SA distributes to many NPOs in the country. To read more about the work that Food Forward SA does, visit https://foodforwardsa.org/ .

Continuing AMSOL’s partnership with Girls & Boys Town (GBT) in Durban – we provided support for additional residential care for 35 young people between the ages of 11 and 17 during the Lockdown period. To read more about GBT, visit https://www.girlsandboystown.org.za/.

In the Northern Cape town of Port Nolloth, AMSOL partnered with The Richtersveld Community Forum and the local Spar to distribute food supplies to those in need within the community. We also donated Personal Protective Equipment and supplies such as masks, gloves, anti-bacterial hand wash and sanitizers to the local Port Nolloth clinic.

The Rotary Club in Mossel Bay is partnering with the local municipality and NPOs by providing funds for them to distribute food parcels and cooked meals to the local community who are in need. AMSOL’s donation assisted their efforts.

Do I Care Enough (DICE) is local newspaper ‘Zululand Observer’s’ community assistance organisation. The DICE team have been distributing food parcels for those in need in Richards Bay and Empangeni during Lockdown. The food packages funded by AMSOL provided supplies to feed 8 families of 4 for 2 weeks.