Mercy Ministry (Social Concerns)
Ways in which we are able to help care for people who find themselves in material need.
HELPING THE HUNGRY IN OUR HERMANUS COMMUNITY
If you would like to contribute towards the feeding of the hungry in the wider Hermanus community, we would encourage you to use Realief.Life the Shofar NGO who have been tasked with the distribution of the Municipal Disaster Fund resources. Please be sure to designate your contribution as “Hermanus C19”, and the money will be used locally.
Their banking details:
RELIEF LIFE DISASTER MANAGEMENT TRUST
First National Bank
Stellenbosch branch: 200610
Business cheque account
Swift code: FIRNZAJJ
Reference: Hermanus C19
PAYING DOMESTIC EMPLOYEES
Some may be wondering if it’s possible to pay your domestic worker who is usually paid in cash and who doesn’t have a bank account. Well Shoprite/Checkers/USave have set up a system whereby it’s possible to transfer money by mobile phone.
This “virtual voucher” can then be used in one of their stores
The virtual vouchers that can be safely bought, in just a few easy steps, are sent via SMS
to a recipient’s mobile phone within an hour of placing the order.
It can be redeemed immediately once received.
How it works:
Go to to buy a voucher.
The virtual voucher can only be used in-store (not online) by entering the unique voucher number into the pin pad at check out.
Vouchers can only be redeemed once, with no change given if the purchase value is less than the voucher value. The remaining value will be loaded onto a gift card in store.
Vouchers cannot be exchanged for cash and cannot be redeemed at MediRite pharmacies or at Money Market counters.
Vouchers are valid for three years.
Doctors in Hermanus are trying to encourage the wearing of masks as being the coolest thing people can do. But not the surgical masks, as masks from other material are almost as effective, and the medical personnel need the surgical masks.
So we are looking to support the effort to make thousands of hand-made masks available.
To do this we need people who are able to help with making masks.
Material and patterns are available.
If you are able to help with mask-making,
please contact Denise Eady on 082-902 1245,
or you can email her on
If you would like to contribute towards the costs of mask-making
please use the above church account and under the reference section put: "MASKS".
UNITED CHURCH HELPLINE
061 367 4573
If you are in need of any form of assistance, please contact our UCH helpline.
We have a team of helpers who are willing to assist in different ways.
A HELPING HAND FOR THE ELDERLY IN OUR CONGREGATION
We are reaching out to the elderly in our congregation to lend a helping hand with shopping or fixing of essential house-hold items (eg: replacing a light bulb in the ceiling)
Please call the UCH Helpline 061 367 4573
and we'll ask our volunteer team to help.
Soup Kitchen at United Church on Monday's during the school term @ 09:30
RDP Soupkitchen - Zwelihle
Zach van Rensburg: 028 312 2717
Hermanus Homeless Night Shelter Association
Hermanus Night Shelter Association
Les Abbott – Chairman - 083 232 6138
Banking details: Hermanus Night Shelter Association
ABSA Account number: 4081 927 061