Tuesday, 14 March 2006

University donates blankets to fire victims

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The Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) donated bed linen to Western Cape’s fire victims in January.

The two loads of linen were handed over to Red Cross South Africa to distribute accordingly to those in need.

The linen, which includes 160 cushions, 136 blankets, 62 bedspreads, 294 flat sheets, and 130 pillow cases was availed by the institution after new linen was purchased for use by students at its various residences.

Mr. Sizwe Nduku, Head of Asset Control at the Cape Town campus, said, “In light of the recent shack fires that have ravaged many parts of Cape Town and surrounding areas, we as an institution saw it fit to contribute in whatever way we could in helping out those fire victims, hence the donation of these blankets, pillows, sheets etc. These were donated to SA Red Cross who in turn will distribute them to the affected areas.”

“This is in line with the objectives of the institution’s social responsibility programme, whose main aim is to help out the underprivileged and the poor,” he said.

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A LOAD OF WARMTH...The CPUT donated bed linen to Red Cross S.A.

Written by CPUT News

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