CRIME BUSTERS POTHOLE PROJECT
- By: Crystal Van den Berg
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/crime-busters
I'm the owner of one of the largest and most used Crime Whatsapp Group that assists the community located North of the Magalies Mountain in Pretoria North. I have been running our groups since 2013 and have over 6000 members on the groups.
Have YOU set foot in Pretoria North recently? You will notice decay all over. Street sleepers, an influx of beggars, children all over who should be in school... drug dealers dealing openly in the streets, they're taking over parks where children play, and using shops now as distribution points.
We have an influx of complexes and flats, which is causing damage to our municipal structures and affecting our living. We have burst water pipes all over that get partially attended to by our municipality, and it lands up damaging the roads... and it doesn't get fixed. Besides the flats and complexes damaging our area, residents are starting to move out, because the crime is on the rise and residents have no privacy with large complexes & flats right next to their private space - their homes!
We need to bring our community UP, it will increase everyone's mental health, the criminals will start thinking twice about stepping into our boundaries to mess it up and illegal activity will start dropping.
What are you fundraising for? Crime Busters Pothole Project for Pretoria North.
Our potholes and street cleanups are our most important starting points to rid our area of its negative impacting 'opportunities'. Streets & houses are run down. Roads look terrible. Crime is up. Lawlessness & disorder is what we deal with daily... how do we stop this? We MUST step in!
After years of studying our environment/area of residence or work, we have decided to start at the small things, and build our way up from there.
Here is what we need:
PLEASE REMEMBER THIS IS GOING TO BE AN ONGOING PROJECT AND WILL CREATE WORK FOR LOCAL MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY WORKING AT A DISCOUNTED RATE for their share towards the project.
Tar! ...a lot of it!
Signage for roadworks!
(2) 3m x 1m banner (artwork will be supplied)
(10) 3m x 2m boards with signage (artwork will be supplied)
Brooms! HARD brooms!
Road marking paint - white!
Road marking paint - yellow!
Number stencils - reusable!
Large containers for cooler boxes for lunches!
Lunch sponsors! (We will notify a day or two prior to the days we will work)
Sponsors for 8 peoples/workers salaries per day (R170 pp pd)
Tshirts! Black! And t-shirt printing!
An amazingly beautiful and safe area for us and our future generations... who wouldn't want that? Give us a chance to make you all proud! We have your back!
ALL donations received will be booked into our finances division and used to buy materials, pay staff and beautify our area and with our final efforts, rid the area of crime!