Helping Hand issues guide with info on the steps to be taken when a loved one dies
Thinking about the demise of a loved one is never one’s favourite thought; yet, when tragedy strikes and you just don’t know what to do, the crisis is so much more intense. Solidarity Helping Hand therefore decided to compile a special manual which would contain all the vital information you’d need in such a time.
Such a situation suddenly demands that you attend to several matters at once. The Emergency Guide contains a list of things-to-do which could be an enormous help during such a difficult time. You may want to print it and keep it in a safe place together with all your other important documents. Make copies for your family and friends as well.
The guide explains in detail the things you should do, for instance the calls to be made, and the documents required. Situations where there are insufficient funds for the funeral, or when the deceased didn’t leave a will, are also explained. There’s even a complete list of emergency numbers which you may print and keep in a handy place.
Rene du Preez, Project Organiser with Helping Hand, says they regularly receive enquiries from traumatised family members who seem at a loss about priorities when a loved one has died. “The guide makes life a little easier in such very trying circumstances,” she says. “But trying as it is, it remains inevitable.”
Please click here to download the Emergency Guide.
For more information about the guide, or to pass on suggestions for other guides, kindly contact Rene du Preez at 012 644 4390 or [email protected].