The Zimbabwean government has extended its appreciation to various corporates, churches, organisations as well as embassies for the help and assistance they continue to offer to Cyclone Idai survivors.
The remarks were made by the Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs Cde Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri while receiving donations from the Edd Branson Foundation meant for Cyclone Idai survivors in Chimanimani and Chipinge.
The Edd Branson Foundation which is the charity arm of Jesus Generation International Ministries led and founded by Prophet Edd Branstone has donated a consignment of goods to people affected by Cyclone Idai in Chimanimani and Chipinge.
The goods include 8 tonnes of rice, 14 tonnes of sugar, 120 boxes of cooking oil, matches, and blankets among other groceries and household utensils.
Officially handing over the goods, the board chairperson of the Edd Branson Foundation Ms Sibongile Kunaka said as a church they felt it is their duty to assist the government in helping the people of Chimanimani and Chipinge.
“There is more joy in giving than in receiving and our ethos as a church are premised in giving,” she said.
Accepting the donation on behalf of the government, Cde Muchinguri-Kashiri thanked the church for its continued assistance.
“Many people were left homeless and this is a sad time for the nation and we really appreciate the help we are getting, the donations are highly cherished,” she said.
These acts of kindness, big and small speak to the generosity of the Zimbabwean people and hopefully this will motivate other corporates, individuals and churches to also chip in, for blessed is the hand that giveth.