In the Press
Collection of articles by news outlets of our various responses.
CityHope Disaster Relief Segment on the Expresso morning show
The Expresso Show spent a day with CityHope to film a feature segment on our response to the KZN Floods that took place in April 2022. The segment was broadcast on Monday, 18 July 2022.
CITYHOPE Disaster Relief, a Public Benefit Organisation based in Hillcrest, KZN, has been overwhelmed with the response from the local community following the recent flooding in KwaZulu-Natal last month.
Development is ongoing, and the vision is to arrive at a hyper-local system, where local organisations can identify those most at need and link them to a platform through Mthunzi where they can get access to aid that is delivered to them in a manner that ensures their dignity and choice is maintained. The hope is that this will be adopted elsewhere in the world for the distribution of digital aid.
CityHope Disaster Relief is a local Public Benefit organisation based in Hillcrest, impacting South Africa and the world. Cityhope responds to the immediate needs of people affected by disasters from natural or artificial causes (political or social unrest) by engaging and leveraging volunteers, partner organisations, and local church groups to help those in desperate need. Cityhope’s reach extends beyond South African borders, with responses in Malawi, Zambia, Somalia, Greece and South Sudan, to name a few.
The Shoprite Group is distributing thousands of hampers following the unrest, vandalism and arson in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.
Article Date: 27 July 2021
Hillcrest non-profit organisation, the City Hope Disaster Relief recently partnered with eTV soap opera, Scandal to provide much-needed essential items to displaced residents residing in community halls following the April torrential rains.
Article Date: 18 August 2022
Catherine Smith joined other members of her residential community in southeastern KwaZulu-Natal province last Thursday to begin four days of cleaning. They pushed back trolleys abandoned by looters and swept up broken items after a week of violence.
Other teams from the City Hope Disaster Relief, a Christian nonprofit where Smith works as the general manager, carried out similar cleanup efforts on Saturday in the eastern port city of Durban, where rioters targeted warehouses and factories.
Article Date: 23 July 2021
A relief group and residents are rallying to support more than 100 street traders who lost their entire stock in a fire that tore through an informal storage unit off Anderson Street in Pinetown.
Article Date: 26 July 2021
The Food Relief programme is being driven by five Christian NGOs.
Distressed families were sincerely grateful after local non-profit organisation, Fundisa Abantu partnered with City Hope Disaster Relief and Kwik Containers Movers to help alleviate poverty in parts of Westcliff and Woodhurst, recently.
Article Date: 23 August 2021
KZN Christian Council, Zoë-Life, The Domino Foundation, The Red Cross Society, and CityHope Disaster Relief are all part of KZN Response. Through their collective efforts, they have been arranging for truck loads of food donations and essential items to be delivered to communities affected by the recent looting and unrest. Tons of maize, donated by Premier Foods, was also sent to KZN from Gauteng.
Article Date: 23 July 2021