US$100 000 grant to the Zimbabwe Red Cross Society for covid 19 interventions

By Zbc Reporter
A local beverages company has handed over a one hundred thousand United States dollar grant to the Zimbabwe Red Cross Society towards the humanitarian organisation’s COVID-19 interventions
When popular sungura maestro Alick Macheso composed the song Raramiro, the lyrics were abstract and did not carry as much weight as they do now. With the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc across the globe, the message in the song is prophetic, reminding Zimbabweans of the selfless sacrifices made by health care workers.

The Red Cross brand ambassador Alick Macheso sang just a few lines of the song Raramiro

The Red Cross brand ambassador Alick Macheso sang just a few lines of the song at a function where Coca Cola Zimbabwe handed over a one hundred thousand United States dollar grant to the Zimbabwe Red Cross Society, and the message from the song was enough to remind all present of the gravity of the situation at hand.
Part of the money will be channelled towards procurement of COVID-19 test kits, personal protective equipment, treatment for affected people and tracing of contacts.
The donor Coca Cola Zimbabwe represented by the Country Manager Milidzani Ncube, the recipient Zimbabwe Red Cross Society represented by the National President Edson Mlambo and government represented by Civil Protection Department Director Nathan Nkomo, all concurred that heroes are born from adversity and the generosity by Zimbabweans in these difficult times demonstrates harmony that defines the people of this country.
The Zimbabwe Red Cross Society is providing health care services and food relief. The humanitarian organisation is also involved in various community engagement initiatives among other interventions targeting vulnerable citizens.
The beverages company is sponsoring public service announcements in the media creating more awareness on the pandemic and on proper hygiene to reduce the spread of COVID-19.