Masa, CGL and Imperial Lions provide temporary relief to COVID-19 stricken communities
The NPO, Muslim Association of South Africa (MASA), together with the Central Gauteng Lions (CGL) and Imperial Lions delivered 2500 food parcels to the poverty stricken community of Cosmo City today.
“Our target was to pack and distribute 1000 parcels,” says Head of Communication for Central Gauteng Lions and Imperial Lions: Wanele Mngomezulu.
“We are absolutely at a loss for words as to how our team, our community, our fans and the MASA rallied together today to donate 2500 food parcels. The pandemic knows no race, gender, communities, age group nor creed.
“Whether it was our CEO, Jono Leaf-Wright, or our players, staff, or technical team: Today we filled some bellies and warmed some hearts by showing that we really do care and we will get through this challenge.
“Our sincere appreciation and gratitude to all the volunteers, SAPC, JMPD, SANDF, Community Leaders, Councillors, and the community at large for welcoming us.”
Chairman of the Muslim Association of South Africa Yaseen Theba says that the distribution in Cosmo City where 2500 food hampers were delivered is testament to what is possible when people unite.
“Working together with the Central Gauteng Lions and Imperial Lions team and other organizations is proof that there is so much which can be done, the time for swift and determined action is now.”
Theba says that an immediate response was needed on the ground since the COVID-19 lockdown began.
“We took early action to avert a sharp rise in hunger, poverty and disease as a result of the pandemic and the associated economic and social impacts.”
“The Central Gauteng Lions looks forward to the continued partnership with the Muslim Association of South Africa,” concluded Jono Leaf-Wright, Central Gauteng Lions and Imperial Lions CEO.