Armed Forces Day 2016 may have ended on Sunday, but the legacy of this day will live on for the residents of Ekuphumleni Home for the Aged.
The Legacy Project of Armed Forces Day entailed the South African National Defence Forces (SANDF)’s involvement with a number of community activities to the benefit of the citizens of the Bay. One of the projects was the upgrading of infrastructure of the city’s Homes for the Aged and the general improvement of the lives of the city’s senior citizens in Nelson Mandela Bay.
The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber raised a whopping R250 000 for the Legacy Project, of which the biggest contributor was Port Elizabeth International Airport.
Port Elizabeth International Airport Acting Airport Manager Greg Small said the Legacy Project offered a good opportunity for business to get involved with Armed Forces Day, considering the massive economic injection into the city, already starting in the weeks leading up to Armed Forces Day.
“Improving the lives of the communities in our region is close to our heart as an airport and that was why we wanted to get involved to elevate the quality of lives of the elderly in the Metro. We also provided school bags for learners who demonstrate potential in Maths and Science. Port Elizabeth International Airport supports initiatives that ensure the development of our