19 July 2017
Madiba Day: Community Development 67 Minutes
caption:Portfolio Councillor Community Development Ald Mercia Draghoender paints the house of elderly couple, Elizabeth and Freek van Heerden in Borchards. From left are staff from Community Development that helped, Melisizwe Bomvana (on ladder), Denzil Salmons, Jason Jansen and inside the house, Willbedene Jordaan and Eleanoré Corner.
The George Municipal Community Development department with their Portfolio Councillor, Ald Mercia Draghoender, assisted two elderly homeowners on Madiba Day by giving their homes makeovers.
The homes are situated in Versveld Street, Borchards and Coetzee Street, Touwsranten. The staff of Community Development painted the houses on the inside and outside, cleaned the homes afterwards and cleaned the yards. They bought a loose carpet covering for the floor and gave the homeowners a food hamper and thick blankets for winter. Some of the staff put up a stand outside the homes to pamper local children and elderly with facials and manicures. The staff also provided soup for the community.Last published 19 July 2017