QASA launched a COVID-19 Relief Fund
People with disabilities are among the worst affected during this global pandemic. They are some of the most vulnerable groups to falling severely ill with COVID-19 because of their compromised immune systems. Also, the national lockdown has devasting financial impacts.
“The QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) is cognisant of the efforts in place to combat COVID-19 with more and more people suffering due to a lack of income, access to healthcare and food,” says Raven Benny, COO of QASA. “QASA is cautious of the effect it will have on its members.
Many rely solely on the meager R1 860 per month disability grant from SASSA, while others have lost the chance of earning income from not being able to return to work due to added comorbidities.” While many businesses are closing and individuals are losing their source of income, people with disabilities are in dire need of assistance to supplement their grants or income.
Fortunately for quadriplegics and paraplegics in South Africa, QASA has established its COVID-19 Relief Fund to offer support during this difficult time. “QASA is reprioritized some of its resources and is committed to reaching out to our members through this fund.
However, we cannot sustain the fund on our own. We need support from our fellow South Africans and businesses alike,” Benny notes. Donations can be made via the QASA COVID-19 Relief Fund BackaBuddy campaign or EFT.
Account holder: QASA Account number: 730570406
Branch code: 632 005
Upon request will QASA provide donors with a Section 18A Tax Exemption Certificate for their donations.“QASA is very grateful for the response we’ve had so far towards our plea for contributions towards this fund.
Thank you very much to those who have made donations over the past week,” Benny concludes. Quadriplegics or paraplegics who require any form of assistance can contact the QASA head office during office hours ( 08h00 to 16h00) at 031 767 0348 or firstname.lastname@example.org.