R1.6-million raised for Tongaat's recovery during ECR's WhatsApp-a-thon

R1.6-million raised for Tongaat's recovery during ECR's WhatsApp-a-thon

Your support was instrumental in helping our province recover and rebuild.

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Tongaat Big Favour 3/ ECR

In times of adversity, our province has shown its resilience and community spirit. 

Last Friday, East Coast Radio hosted the first-ever WhatsApp-a-thon in collaboration with The Gift Of The Givers to aid the Tongaat Tornado Disaster victims. Thanks to your incredible generosity, we raised an astonishing R1.6-million!

We are deeply grateful to everyone who donated, from listeners who gave R50 to a local Durban family who generously contributed R1-million. Every donation, no matter the size, plays a crucial role in providing immediate relief and support to those in need.

Read More: 'I tried to resuscitate her' - Tongaat man's tragic account

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Tongaat Big Favour 4/ ECR

The devastation left many in Tongaat without basic necessities, but your donations are making a significant impact. Your support is helping our province recover and rebuild.

Read More: Tongaat resident: "The devastation to our community is severe"

Thank you once again to everyone who contributed to the WhatsApp-a-thon. Together, we are making a difference and helping to rebuild the lives of those affected by the Tongaat Tornado. Let us continue to stand together and show the strength of our community.

We will bring you the latest updates on this initiative. 

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Tongaat Big favour 6/ ECR

Here's a snippet of the severe effects from the tornado as shared by one East Coaster:

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Tongaat Big Favour 2/ ECR

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Here are some of the heartbreaking scenes shared by East Coasters from Tongaat: 

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