According to Mzansi Room Rescue, House of Mercy epitomises South Africans' determination to overcome adversity and bring hope to others.

Located in Kagiso, a township situated in the Krugersdorp area west of Johannesburg, House of Mercy is a safe place that aims to give all people suffering from disease and neglect holistic support.

The organisation was founded in 2004 by Maria Mpakathi, following the passing of her brother. She says that she used her grief as the driving force to start House of Mercy an organisation that helps others. Today, Mpakaphi operates from a three-roomed building and currently assists 650 people every month.

Mzansi Room Rescue is a YouTube home makeover show that aims to showcase how paint, DIY, décor styling and colour inspiration on a modest budget. The show aims to take South Africans on a journey of renewed hope using décor, design and purpose-fit products.

Mzansi Room Rescue does a public call for proposals on social media and comes to the rescue of deserving makeover recipients. 

"House of Mercy's mission is to help people who have lost their faith and the will to survive, to find meaning in life and to help them help themselves and others. This really spoke to us," says Bridgette Mandava, Mzansi Room Rescue co-founder and interior designer.

"House of Mercy's exterior and interior spaces did not reflect the incredible work being done there, the safety it offers and the support it gives. It is a glowing beacon of hope within the community and the space in which it operates deserved to shine too," adds Mandava.

The 'South Africa Strong' campaign aims to showcase real South African stories of perseverance, determination and support. It is a celebration of courage, daily triumphs and community support, according to Plascon.

Mzansi Room Rescue also enlisted the expertise of Plascon's decorative team when making colour and technical choices. In addition, with Plascon's head office also being located in Krugersdorp, Plascon employees volunteered to apply the paint themselves.

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