THE SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT LAUNCHES FUND TO BRING EMERGENCY RELIEF
The Solidarity Movement established a Crisis Fund to alleviate the social distress that will arise as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. The fund will be managed by the Solidarity Helping Hand. The Crisis Fund is supported by, among others, AfriForum, the trade union Solidarity, the Solidarity Helping Hand and the Federation of Afrikaans Cultural Societies (FAK). According to Solidarity Helping Hand’s Executive Director Hannes Noëth, a social crisis follows in the wake of an economic crisis. The community must ensure that everything is in place for mutual help. The Solidarity Helping Hand is inundated by requests for help from vulnerable groups. We anticipate that the distress and need will simply be rising.
Flip Buys, chairperson of the Solidarity Movement, said that mutual help is essential in this difficult time. The Solidarity Movement Fund does not have the same focus and purpose government’s solidarity fund has. In times like these community funds are indispensable. Answers cannot just come from the state.
The Solidarity Movement’s Crisis Fund will be audited by Solidarity Helping Hand’s auditors and a special review committee will see to it that the money is allocated properly.
The Crisis Fund will offer social relief during the corona crisis and will help our children learn through Wolkskool (a cloud-based education platform).
We are also encouraging people to support small businesses during this time. The businesses listed on AfriForum’s business network are all companies that are Afrikaans-friendly. If you want to register your business there, you can do so at: www.afriforumnetwerk.co.za
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