HANDOVER: Honda Car Crew donated R12 000
A night shelter in Elsies River received a welcome donation of R12 000 from a popular car crew, saying it will make a big difference in the lives of the underprivileged people they help.

The Elim Night Shelter has for the last 20 years provided a service to support the homeless and anyone who finds themselves in a crisis.

The shelter can only provide this service through funding and donations from the public and the department of social services.

On Sunday, members of the Honda Car Crew arrived in Elsies River, having chosen Elim as one of the beneficiaries of their H-Day event.

Shafeek Ortell from the shelter says: “Our clients come from broken or abusive homes, shattered family units and the result of the plague of substance addiction so rife in our communities.

“This causes our people to be displaced or live on the street. Their challenges are numerous as they are often caught up in the cruellest situations and unable to find safe shelter or temporary accommodation.”

H-Day takes place annually at the Killarney International Raceway and all proceeds go to charity, says Ziyaad Bailey from the Honda Car Crew.

“After the event, we looked at various charities and most importantly who we can provide a little bit of comfort to and we chose the Elim Night Shelter due to the age group that frequents this place - the elderly.

“When we looked at the demographics of people, we noticed the fragile elders left to fend for themselves and decided to assist them where we can.”

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