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Maureen Baard; Omgee Projek stigter; "Dit help nie ek het vyftig sakke meel in my stoor terwyl daar kinders is wat honger ly nie..."

Walvisbaai • [email protected]







Te midde van die heersende Covid-19 pandemie, is daar egter nog steeds barmhartige Samaritane wat in tye van nood ander te hulp snel.

Een van hulle is Maureen Baard van Walvisbaai Kids Haven en ook die stigter van die Omgee Projek.

Volgens Baard het die oorvloed kos wat aan haar kinderhuis geskenk is, juis lewe aan die projek gegee.

“Ons is geseënd om soveel te ontvang en dus is ons in staat om te kan deel. Dit help nie ek het vyftig sakke meel in my stoor terwyl daar kinders is wat honger ly nie,” sê sy.

Die projek wat ná die inperking inwerking getree het, is gestig met die fokus op bejaardes en kinders.

“Ons het al 159 versoeke vir hulp deur die loop van ‘n dag ontvang. Daar word gemiddeld 20 pakkies per week opgemaak wat ons dan gewoonlik Saterdae uitdeel.”

Baard sê dat die projek sal voortduur vir so lank as skenkings dit toelaat.

“Ons kan natuurlik nie gee as ons nie het nie, maar wat ook al mense skenk, kan ons aan behoeftiges uitdeel. Natuurlik wil ons almal graag help, maar ek dink bejaardes en kinders het dit die meeste nodig. Hulle kan nie so maklik vir hulself ‘n inkomste genereer nie.”

Sy het kansvatters gemaan om hulle daarvan te weerhou om nie die pandemie vir eie gewin te gebruik nie.

“Ons help soos ons navrae kry. Daar is egter mense wat by meer as een liefdadigheidsorganisasie hulp vra. Ons kommunikeer en vra altyd by ander organisasies of hulle al hulp verleen het wanneer ons ‘n versoek kry voor ons besluit om uit te deel.”

Baard werk ook nouliks saam met die Better Life Project. “Ek vra gereeld vir George Olivier ook vir hulp met die babas,” sê sy.

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