PCBT Assists Fire Victims
Tuesday, November 15, 2019
The Peermont Community Benefit Trust (PCBT) has donated much-needed school shoes and mattresses to the Pomona community affected by a devastating fire at the end of September, giving those most affected by this tragedy some assistance in getting back on their feet. The fire ravaged more than 250 shacks, destroying everything owned by residents. The PCBT’s donation of 46 pairs of school shoes and 45 mattresses, valued at R20 000, were delivered to the Mehlareng Farm School, where social worker Nomsa Fuzile distributed them to the worst affected families.
“It broke our hearts to learn how the families living in Pomona had not only lost their valuable belongings but had also been displaced as a result of the fire," says Vusi Zwane, PCBT trustee. “The Peermont Community Benefit Trust donated shoes and mattresses to the victims of this devastating blaze, to assist these families on their journey of recovery.”
Peermont prides itself in making a meaningful difference to the communities in which it operates. Its Corporate Social Initiatives (CSI) focus on education and youth development, community infrastructure and entrepreneurial development, ensuring that it continues to make a tangible impact in the lives of those who need it most. Sponsored by Emperors Palace, the PCBT and its various initiatives plays a significant role in assisting disadvantaged communities within the Ekurhuleni Metro. The initiatives include skills programmes, including the Lesedi Skills Programme, the Peermont Hotel School, Star Schools and the Grade R Programme.