BLESSED GÉRARD'S CARE CENTRE'S ALMANAC OF THE PAST YEAR:
September, 1995the working drawings are passed by Mandeni Town Board
October, 1995the building begins - the site is cleared, the foundations are marked on the ground and the excavation begins.
February, 1996A 40ft container with equipment arrives from Mr. Meehan in Milwaukee and is offloaded into storage
March, 1996the foundation stone is laid in the centre of the soon-to-be-poured floor of the chapel
June, 1996Sr. Elaine Taylor from The Irish Order of Malta Ambulance Corps arrives in South Africa, to train our Active Members
July, 1996the first home nursing courses for our members begin
August, 1996the final stages of the construction
September, 1996the OPENING
This is a major understatement of what has actually happened. Anyone who has ever had anything to do with the construction of a building of this size will appreciate this fact.