Cyclone Idai victims in Bikita district last week received a helping hand from Rugare Community Relief Services (RUCORSE) which donated various goods towards their welfare through the Civil protection Unit (CPU).
RUCORSE is an organisation under Zion Christian Church (ZCC) led by Nehemiah Mutendi.
Raymond Muringani, an executive member of RUCORSE, revealed that the organisation had channelled goods worth about $2 500 towards the victims of the cyclone.
“RUCORSE has pledged one tonne of maize, 100kg of salt, one bale of blankets, one bale of clothing, 200kg of sugar, 200 litres of cooking oil, 200 bars of soap, 50 cabbages, 100 cups, 20 buckets and 100 plates to victims of tropical Cyclone Idai,” said Muringani.
Masvingo Provincial Information Officer Rodgers Irimayi said Bikita was the most affected among the province’s seven districts, with five deaths being recorded and 3 134 households affected one way or the other.