ISUZU Motors South Africa (ISUZU) has handed over two ISUZU water tanker trucks and an amount of R100 000 to Gift of the Givers to enhance efforts to provide disaster relief to Eastern Cape communities recently affected by devastating floods.

“This is an opportunity for us to support our communities with our vehicles that are built for reliability, capability, and durability. We are confident these water tanker trucks will allow the Gift of Givers to navigate difficult terrains and provide clean drinking water and disaster relief to affected communities”, says Lebogang Makoloi, ISUZU’s Department Executive for Corporate Affairs.

ISUZU is proud of its long-term partnership with Gift of the Givers that has allowed the company to make a positive impact in the upliftment of vulnerable communities.

“The handover is a continuation of a partnership started in 2019 where we first handed over a total of three ISUZU D-MAX bakkies and three ISUZU trucks to help Gift of the Givers with much-needed logistical support in carrying out their humanitarian work”, Makoloi adds.

Transport forms a critical part of the work done by Gift of the Givers as they are often the first point of contact for such devastating situations making the collaboration with ISUZU invaluable. “The water tanker trucks are lifesaving and every drop of water we give is a blessing. ISUZU’s intervention helps us save a lot of money as we cannot do anything without access to transport. We are extremely grateful for this partnership”, says Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, Gift of the Givers Founder.

Through the partnership with ISUZU, Gift of the Givers has been able to provide disaster relief to provinces that have suffered from disasters, often affecting, and displacing the vulnerable in our communities, such as the recent floods in the Nelson Mandela Bay and Buffalo City metros.

ISUZU remains inspired by the wonderful work done by Gift of the Givers and commits to continue taking action to boldly do more to assist destitute communities.