The old adage, it’s better to give than to receive can best describe efforts by River Valley Properties to put a smile on the faces of the less privileged particularly during the lockdown period brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking during the handover of food hampers to the elderly in Mambo suburb, River Valley finance director, Richard Chiwara said charity work brings smiles to the faces of the less fortunate in society.
“The feeling of giving to the less privileged is the best thing one can strive to have in life,”Chiwara said.
“And to give to senior citizens in society is a blessing as they are doyens of wisdom yet because of dwindling energy they lack the strength to continue looking after themselves. That is why as River Valley we have seen it prudent to remember the elderly in our community.”
Chiwara who grew up in Mambo but is now a renowned man of the cloth and businessman said old people were suffering as a result of the lockdown because everyone was concentrating on survival forgetting them (the elderly).
He said River Valley will continue to assist old people as part of its efforts to give back to the less privileged.
“During this Covid-19 lockdown period many people lack food but the elderly are the hardest hit,” he said.
“The company will continue identifying the needy in society and give a helping hand during this time of economic difficulties.