Like you, I also do not donate on principle, but this case is an exceptional one, in that these folk are not down and out through fault of their own. If you have ever visited Medolino you would agree with me when I say that it was one of the most beautiful resorts I’ve seen in my travels. To have one’s home, one’s bread and butter wiped out due to a lack on the part of someone else (in this case the Local Authority) certainly warrants our attention, be it active or passive.
This is why I do not really participate in Forums on websites. People share ideas, recipes, opinions, complaints, Christmas wish lists…anything under the sun, however I always find it surprising that one rarely reads about calls for people to assist those in need. I am not referring to the run-of-the mill charity drives, there are enough of those, but as mentioned at the outset, this is an exceptional case, and one that touches many a camper.
Medolino forms part and parcel of one of the many popular resorts in SA. Throughout this country, and even its neighbours, many Resorts and Parks are sliding backwards as far as ascetics and facilities are concerned, with most failing to rectify this state of regression. Medolino was a prime resorts, with Owners who did much to keep it star graded.
In this supposedly time of “goodwill” that we now find ourselves in, I thought that it would be a nice gesture, on their behalf, to ask our camping community to try and reach deep into our already financially strained pockets and assist in some small way to get one of SA’s camping spots up and running again.
For the record, they did have Insurance in place, but flooding was an exclusion on the Policy, due to the Insurer having knowledge of the Municipal procrastination in its duty to provide proper drainage to the area So again I reiterate that this incident did not happen due fault on Medolino’s part.
Yours in camping