Mobile Operator Telecel Zimbabwe has donated groceries and clothing worth over $50 000 towards Cyclone Idai relief efforts.
In a statement Telecel said it has set up a merchant code 217105 on Telecash to Telecel subscribers who desired to send their cash donations.
Mrs Angeline Vere Telecel CEO thanked Telecel subscribers and Telecel staff who responded to the call for donations.
“I am greatly humbled by the spirit of togetherness shown by Telecel customers, staff and Zimbabwean citizens at large, who provided much needed assistance in cash and kind during this tragic period to Victims of Cyclone Idai,” Vere said.
Apart from setting up a merchant code, Telecel has also set up collection centres at all its retail shops in Zimbabwe for those who wanted to donate clothes and various commodities like mealie-meal, cooking oil, sanitary wear and other groceries.
“The first batch of donations have been dispatched from the Telecel Head Office and sent to Chimanimani using a dedicated Telecel truck where the donated goods have been handed over to authorities coordinating the relief efforts in affected areas,”
Telecel also said the well-wishers can still continue to send their donations to Telecel retail shops across the country or send cash donations via Telecash to merchant code 217105.