Church gets much-needed help following the devastating KZN storms

Church gets much-needed help following the devastating KZN storms

After the storms which rampaged through KZN, many homes and religious buildings were damaged. Thanks to an 'angel', the Pentecostal Holiness Church's faith has been restored.

damon and mr sibiya

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Many people in KwaZulu-Natal will remember the fierce storms we had in the province during April this year. 

Thirteen church members who were worshipping at the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Empangeni died following the collapse of a wall during the violent storm.

This loss has been deeply felt by the families involved, and many of those who passed away were breadwinners. Children and adults witnessed the tragedy, and, as a result, members of the community are rallying around trying to arrange counselling for those affected.  

Since the wall collapsed, the entire Church has been condemned and needs to be rebuilt.

Looking to just get the wall repaired, Mr Ndabezinhle Sibiya wrote into the Big Favour asking if there was any way that we could arrange 15,000 bricks to make this happen.

Christopher duTrevou at Corobrik immediately jumped on board to offer his condolences, and confirmed that Corobrik would not only sponsor the 15,000 bricks needed to rebuild the wall, but also another 100,000 so that the entire Church could be rebuilt.

Corobrik is 117-years-old and is a national, proudly South African company with its Head Office based in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.  

They are the largest manufacturer of quality face bricks and clay pavers that are supplied to the residential, commercial, and industrial markets. 

With fifteen operations around South Africa, Corobrik is geared to distribute in excess of five-million products each day and has a footprint in every major centre throughout South Africa. 

Corobrik is able to process small as well as large orders, and Corobrik centres which are spread throughout the country are open to assist the consumer, bakkie-builder, and developer, with clients taking their bricks away or requesting delivery. 

By building in face brick, the owner will enjoy many maintenance free years with no extra costs. In addition, Corobrik face bricks are environmentally friendly and cost-effective, in comparison to plaster and paint, and many other walling options. Many local heritage sites are constructed from face brick, proving their longevity. 

Corobrik is committed to promoting the economic upliftment of its employees and, through their Corporate Social Investment donation policies, are committed to empowering disadvantaged communities and individuals. 

Looking inward, all Corobrik employees are shareholders in the business through the staff trust, in which 26% of the company’s share capital resides.


For more information, contact Corobrik: 


Corobrik Head Office 

20 Toncoro Road 


(T) 031 560 3111 

Email: [email protected]


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