The Church in Marondera is appealing for food and clothing assistance from well-wishers for a family whose home was destroyed by lightening last week.

Network of Christian Charity Arrows a local church grouping has  teamed up with Marondera’s ward 8 councillor , Stanslus Tsvetu, and  Wedza North legislator,  David Musabayana, in an appeal in which they are soliciting for  food, clothes and blankets to assist the family.

The appeal comes after the Chimhara family of Kofe Farm in Marondera had their entire property destroyed by lightning which struck their home twice in a space of two days, leaving them staying in the open.

The family  had their bedroom struck last Sunday while the kitchen where they had put all their property which was recovered from the earlier strike, was also hit on a Tuesday.

Mrs Vimbai Chimhara said up to now, she is yet to understand what really transpired.

Touched by the plight of the family, local churches have joined Network of Christian Charity Arrows and pledged to assist the family to construct new houses at their new site as they have decided to relocate to another place fearing another attack.