TEEN Rescue Mission (TRM) has donated food stuff to vulnerable families in Harare during the COVID 19 lockdown complementing Government’s efforts in fighting hunger in the local communities.
TRM is a Trust organization founded by gospel artist Abraham Matuka which focus on fighting against drug and sexual abuse among teenagers.
The Trust on Monday donated food humpers comprising of mealie meal, cooking oil, sugar, flour, rice, washing soap,soya beans and sanitary pads to disadvantaged families in Mufakose, Highfield, Epworth, Kambuzuma, Budiriro and Chitungwiza.
The humpers were handed over to teenagers who parents were greatly impacted by the lockdown.
Matuka who handed over the donations encouraged the families to remain hopeful and be in harmony with each other.
He thanked all the people who made the donations possible by supplying groceries, vehicles and fuel for the distribution of the food stuffs to the vulnerable families.
“Since the organization has no vehicle at the moment and enough resources, we want to thank people following us and giving out to the community,” he said.
Matuka also accompanied by the TRM staff also took the time to encourage youths present at the donations to desist from engaging into drug abuse and early sexual activities as it is detrimental to their future.
The TRM staff also took the opportunity to unveil and thank their partners who included United Kingdom based Zimbabwean humanitarian Mr Mazhandu of Restores of Broken Wall Foundation, Mr Mamhiwa managing director of Pioneer Transport, Pad Up Zim, Prince Joel, Fresh Joy, Samuel Mberi, Chanice and Mrs Chamatowo for making successful contributions.
The donations attracted much attention in the distributed communities as more people expressed gratitude over TRM’s works.
One of the beneficiaries only identified as Mai Nyasha could not hide her joy expressing how as a single mother, she was surviving with her 19-year-old daughter who is HIV positive.
She said her daughter’s need to take her pills after food and they were finding it difficult to give her enough food during this lockdown period.
Another beneficiary only identified as Mr Mawarire who is blind also expressed happiness to TRM for remembering him and his family.
Reverend Masedza speaking on behalf of the Epworth community praised TRM for coming to serve their community with food stuffs during these trying times.
“Epworth is a poverty-stricken community and the pandemic has worsened the situation. The community has made young girls to engage into early prostitution because of hunger and young boys getting into criminal activities because of the same challenges,” he said.