#OperationHydrate reaches 6m litre mark, plans to expand distribution
Operation Hydrate plans to extend & expand distribution into Mpumalanga, Limpopo & the North West.
JOHANNESBURG - Operation Hydrate has reached its six million litres of water mark and says it plans to extend and expand its distribution to Mpumalanga, Limpopo and the North West province.
The initiative has been in existence for just over a month and was started by a group of friends over a WhatsApp group, who has distributed over six million litres of water to the driest parts of the country.
Over the weekend, Operation Hydrate delivered over 1,5 million litres of water to four provinces with over 1500 volunteers assisting with collections and distribution.
The initiative's Yusuf Abramjee says the Proteas cricket team have joined operation hydrate and will be making their contribution ahead of their international clash with England.
Volunteers are the heroes of #OperationHydrate They use their time/resources, drive long distances, get sun burnt, return with aching bodies— #OperationHydrate (@HydrateSA) February 7, 2016
"A call has also been made to cricket fans. When you come to SuperSport Park on Tuesday to watch the watch the match, please bring a bottle of sealed water to donate to this very worthy cause."
He adds Operation Hydrate will be extending and expanding its services to other parts of the country.
"We also hope to extend our operation to other provinces including Mpumalanga, Limpopo, and the North West province. We are working very closely with the Department of Water and Sanitation who are providing details about affected areas."