A community that sticks together
Rustenburg – Staan Saam Rustenburg Community Watch started as a normal neighbourhood watch.
After the strikes in 2012, the need for the community to stand together was greater than ever. From there, Staan Saam Rustenburg grew to what it is known as today.
SSR focuses on their immediate environment, Rustenburg. They ensure a safer and better place by means of patrols done in neighbourhoods and to aid families in the form of food and clothing. The organisation currently cares for about 3,000 people with food parcels and clothes on a monthly basis.
The famous Staan Saam Huis is never quiet and there is a constant flow of people that need help.
SSR relies solely on donations, items that cannot be given to the those in need are sold to make money to pay the rent for the Staan Saam Huis or buy more food.
In an interview with Platinum Weekly Staan Saam Rustenburg Community Watch founder Naomi Kleinschmidt Pasino said: “We saw the need in the community, and we knew we had to do something.
We see so many challenges everyday but by the grace of God and the help of the community, we can face them head on.
I have shed so many tears for the people we help, and I always wish there were more that we could do. We need to stand together in this fight to make the world and Rustenburg a better place and that is what Staan Saam is all about.”
For more information contact Naomi on 076 374 1129 or Juanita Pasino Louw on 083 444 6391. You can also visit the Staan Saam Huis at 5 President Mbeki Drive, Rustenburg.
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