On Wednesday 13th of October 2010 local charitable organisation, the Bismillah Trust, hosted 22 seniors from the Vistarus Community Centre in Sydneham, a centre that caters primarily for the destitute citizens of Port Elizabeth. There was a feeling of excitement as the Bismillah Trust Social Services team arrived at the centre. The program commenced with a motivational talk for the elderly. Afterwards each person received some spending money for the day and the residents were transported to the Greenacres Mall to enjoy some shopping and a wholesome lunch.
Vistarus resident Mrs. Lynne du Plooy wrote a warm letter of gratitude “Thank you Mr. Yossuf Jeeva so much for blessing me. It was greatly appreciated, after all it is the little things one does for each other that count in life. Your blessing enabled me to purchase more wool which I need to carry on blessing others with bed socks which I crochet and knit for the elderly. I was able to bless another five people with your blessing! May you be most richly blessed for your generosity, kindness, caring and love for others.”
Ray Wienand, a 73 year old man, wrote “As a European Christian, it fills my heart with a deep sense of profound pride, wellbeing and joy to be a South African Citizen. Just to know that there is someone or some organization that still happens to care for the countries citizens of yesteryear’s”. He further wrote “It is with a heart filled with pride that I congratulate you on doing a job well done, and may the Almighty God bless you, guide you and keep you in His Peace, both now and forever more.”
Executive Chairman of the Bismillah Trust Mr. Yossuf Jeeva acknowledged the sentiments shared and has made a sincere commitment to persevere in empowering and enlightening the citizens of this beautiful country.
Each week the Bismillah Trust (an organization involved in social services for the last 25 years) embarks on various different acts of social welfare. Amongst the many programs the trust is involved in, is the senior citizen program. Last year the Bismillah Trust hosted 2000 seniors and hope to reach 4000 by December 2010.
The Bismillah Trust was established by Mr. Yossuf Jeeva 25 years ago with the sole intention of empowering local citizens living in impoverished areas and is funded exclusively by Mr. Yossuf Jeeva.
Ml Moosa Leher, Bismillah Trust Director of Social Services says; “We are grateful to the Almighty for keeping the Trust growing from strength to strength. It is a team effort with a wonderful role model to follow. People willing to assist physically are more than welcome to contact me at the Bismillah Trust.”