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Weekend Argus 16 April 2011 – Indawo does top job at City Mission

A critical aspect of welfare, besides food provision, is the security of a roof over the heads of those in desperate need of shelter. City Mission, one of the oldest Non Profit Organisations in South Africa founded in 1902, has not been able to repair or paint their roof since it was first built in Salt River 16 years ago. Indawo, Western Cape’s largest paint, waterproofing and restoration professionals, were happy to restore and repaint the IBR Roof Sheeting.

According to Indawo Managing Director, Peter Jäck, “The onus falls on corporate South Africa to ensure that those less fortunate are safe and secure. We were thrilled to be been able to help City Mission. The incredible work they do for the needy is nothing short of miraculous and by helping them, even a little, they will be able to do what they do best; improve the lives of many, giving them hope, encouragement and, importantly, a home.”

Indawo repaired the loose roof sheets and sealed all screws using a mastic sealer and supplied Midas roof paint to provide both protection and aesthetic appeal to the building. The total value of the project is estimated at R10 000, 00, freeing up much needed funds for City Mission to use for their core business.

Val Kadalie, Chief Executive Officer of City Mission, says, “This is the first coat of paint the roof has seen for 16 years. It was as if the building was so thirsty, it just soaked up the first coat. We are so fortunate to be able to rely on companies like Indawo to take care of those much needed maintenance projects that can be so costly to NPOs like us. We would like to thank Peter Jäck, Wayne Lentz, Ridwaan Gamiet and John Esterhuizen who saw the need to help us, unconditionally offering their time and expertise to restore a vital part of our building. Eramore Monde and his team did super job painting the roof for us.”

Millions of children and families desperately rely on the generosity of corporate South Africa and while giving something might seem too little to help the plight of the poor, the collective effort of many adds up to a significant contribution that makes a difference to many lives.

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