Not sure how many of you read this, but what a sad story. My son is 2 years old and the things he does without thinking for his toys...shame man, I totally understand.
If you read the story below you will see this family has nothing, literally. Michael has 82% burns and is on a ventilator. Now I wanted to help and make a monetary donation and I see they have a SMS number with each SMS getting R10. They also gave bank details for a bigger deposit, but the bank account is in another person name and you have to add a reference of "Michael" for the donation. Someone on the Facebook page added a comment that they tried to make a donation but it says the account is dormant.
I'm really worried about these SMS donations or making a payment into someone else's account and then they hand the money over as you never know what goes on behind the scenes. Any idea how to verifiy the SMS number for a start, is it really setup for donations for the family? The bank payment...well, I guess you have to have a little faith.
Thinking about doing a bank payment as R10 aint much. I'm on end of the month salty crack snacks already but this family needs the cash more than I do as I can make a plan and get by. Just worried they go off with peoples cash, man this is so frustrating
Full story: http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Ne...-bike-20120717Pretoria - A 12-year-old Pretoria boy is fighting for his life after he rushed into a burning house to save his new bicycle.
Beeld reported that Michael van Vuuren sustained 82% burn wounds and was on a ventilator after the wooden house in which he lived with his parents in the back yard of another house in Silverton, Pretoria, caught fire.
Michael’s mom, Rina van Vuuren, woke up on Sunday morning and saw flames in the house.
She carried Michael outside and went back to get her husband Johan, who had had a stroke a few years ago.
But Michael ran back to get the new bicycle his sister had given him for his birthday. His mother again ran back to rescue him and kept him awake until emergency services arrived.
EDIT: Cycling community helping out too: http://www.thehubsa.co.za/forum/topi...-for-new-bike/