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#WaterShare: An overwhelming response from KZN

East Coast Radio’s #WaterShare project has collected over one million litres of water for parts of the province hardest hit by the ongoing drought.  Thank you KZN.

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It has been months since a drop of rain fell in Northern KwaZulu-Natal but residents were showered with love this morning when East Coast Radio’s Project #WaterShare arrived to rehydrate Vryheid.

Also read: Drought costs Vryheid farm workers their jobs

People, schools and businesses across the province generously heeded the call for help when Project #WaterShare was launched on East Coast Breakfast with Darren Maule on Tuesday (26 January 2016). As a result, more than 360 000 litres of bottled and tanked water were trucked in to the town this morning during a special live broadcast of the show.

Contributions came from all corners of the province and will be used to bring relief to areas that have been brought to their knees by the crippling drought. NGO, Gift of the Givers, has come on board to assist the station with on-the-ground logistics and will be coordinating the province-wide water drop-offs.

Here's a video of all the action that went down at

East Coast Radio House in Umhlanga had no more space to store donated bottles of sealed water.

The campaign was launched on Tuesday. ECR’s marketing manager Renee Burton says no more bottles of water will be collected.

Over 1 million litres of water collected during #WaterShare. Thank you KZN for your generous donations & contributions towards the project.

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