Former president Joyce Banda through her Joyce Banda Foundation International joined hands with Jack Brewer Foundation in New York, United States to mobile support for victims of deadly floods in Malawi.
The event for the Malawi Flood Appeal was met with success after people flocked to donate items and relief material to help flood survivors.
“The response is unbelievable,” remarked Banda.
The event raised a total of $90,000 worth of goods .
Banda hailed Bobby Kumar from New York who led the team that mobilized the goods.
In her speech, Banda emphasized the importance of transparency in the distribution of the relief items.
“These should reach the intended beneficiaries ,” she appealed.
She thanked many partners of Joyce Banda Foundation who contributed to the goods but also the mobilization of the goods all over the world.
“ I appeal for the continued mobilization of the things for the whole year. It is sad that 200 people have died and 200,000 displaced. It is the duty of all Malawians to help one another at a time such as this,” said Banda.
She called upon all Malawians who have international networks to reach out to do whatever they can to lessen the suffering of Malawians.