Mitek, roofing the boys unit

Chamberlains delivering MiTek sponsored Roof Trusses and our boy looking from the corner

The afternoon of Friday 17, February 2017 has continued to giving boys of New Jerusalem Children’s Home hope; hope that they will have their residential unit handed over to them on the last day of March 2017. The assurance was strengthened by MiTek South Africa, when it delivered the roof trusses for the structure, a delivery that saw roof timber and supporting products being offloaded while children looked from the corners of the building.

left to right: Mr and Mrs Manenti (Tom – MiTek Industries, Inc. Chairman & Chief Executive Officer (USA), Stewart Murray (MD for South Africa), Anna Mojapelo (the home’s founder and owner), “back” Tuelo Segoa (SHEQ Manager), Mrs and Mr McGrath (Terry – MiTek Industries, Inc. Executive Vice President & CFO (USA), Taryn Macdonald (Sales and Marketing administrator) and Elias Monareng (HR Manager).

MiTek South Africa has beensupporting New Jerusalem Children’s Home for more than 10 years. In 2016, CEO of MiTek South Africa and the international leaders of the company visited the home, during their visit, they saw a need to support towards the boys residential unit, committing to sponsor the organisation with the roof trusses. Giving boys an environment, which will allow them privacy, adequate sheltering and bettering their psychological development while restoring their esteem as they grow to being better social role players.

The delivery of the roof structure is one of the biggest achievement for the home; trusses will ensure that we meet our long overdue completion of the boys residential unit and have our boys well sheltered. I am filled with joy, smiles and commendation, seeing our boys looking at the delivery of the trusses from the corner of the building, has further indicated how much this structure means to them. I wonder what their overnight conversations have been, I am sure it was all about their new roof. Said Mme Anna Mojapelo, CEO of New Jerusalem Children’s Home.

Roof trusses are aimed to be going up the walls of the structure from the early hours of Monday 20, February 2017. This brings us back to asking for your help with other key building material, New Jerusalem Children’s Home needs –

R288 167.02 Roofing sheet | 60 cubic of plastering sand | 80 cubic of river sand | 350 bags of cement | Electrical and plumbing cubing

The above is quantified and has been estimated at about R590 000.00 – material only. We are mindful of the current the economic condition around the world; we do understand that it might not be easy for corporate communities to put this complete estimated amount on the table. New Jerusalem Children’s Home therefore is requesting all community members, individual, organisations and corporate communities to join hands and donate however much towards the building material of this much-needed structure.

Jean Vanier once said, “Every human activity can be put at the service of the divine and of love. We should all exercise our gift to build community.” Today we are thanking MITek South Africa for its commitment. At New Jerusalem Children’s Home, we believe that your hand will be helping us to complete the boys residential unit, like you have always done with many of our calls – you have answered.

It is important to note that New Jerusalem Children’s Home will issue Section 18A receipts for the made donations, which allows for donations of up to 10% of taxable income to be deducted from such income, as stated in the Act. NJCH is also classified as Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment organisation under B-BBEE Act, 2003 (Act No. 53 of 2003) and all its beneficiaries are “Black people” means African, Coloured or Indian persons who are natural persons and: Are citizens of the Republic of South Africa by birth or descent; or Are citizens of the Republic of South Africa by naturalisation. You can contact us on 010 224 0459 | Raymondm@njch.org.za | 082 739 5177 | 082 732 7832.

Please click here to see the delivery of the MiTek sponsored Roof Trusses

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