03/2019 - Gift of the Givers Intervenes in Alex Fire.

Gift of the Givers teams responded with 200 blankets and mattresses last night to the fire victims in Alex after receiving a request for assistance from Regional Director, Liziwe Makoro. Initial assessment puts the number of victims at 1500 with about 500 homes destroyed. An electrical pylon with high voltage cable fell to the ground close to the shacks. A number of victims have taken shelter in Gift of the Givers "Green Village" since last night. The village is in close proximity to the disaster area.

Disaster Management and Gift of the Givers have set up a Command Centre at our village. Shoprite/Checkers, our corporate partner, is jointly feeding the affected people with Gift of the Givers in our village. We have prepared 350 food packs, hygiene packs, gloves (to clear debris) and other essential supplies to be distributed at a convenient time later in the day.

All donated supplies to Disaster Management and Gift of the Givers will be housed at our village and distributed from here in an organised manner. Contributions of roof sheeting, linen, towels, new clothing, blankets, mattresses, sanitary pads, bottled water, food and hygiene items will be accepted. Mayor Herman Mashaba's office thanked Gift of the Givers for our rapid intervention last night.

Gift of the Givers intervened in a major fire in London Road in Alex in December 2018. The family of the late Everlade Chauke was housed in this same village during the floods of 2016. Contact person at Gift of the Givers Green Village, Ros Toontas 0834460070.
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Storms in the Northern KZN

Storms in the Northern KZN

During December and early January there were a number of severe storms that hit areas in Northern KZN. Between the areas of Nitinini, Nkandla and uMsinga these storms have left many homes partially or completely damaged.

In partnership with the disaster management of each area - we have identified the homes of people who have lost all their belongings in the storm.

Gift of the Givers responded

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01/2019 - Fire in Overburg

01/2019 - Fire in Overburg

Gift of the Givers responds to the devastated fire victims in Overberg. We served a hot meal and delivered Water, Mattresses, Carpets and Blankets.

Energade, energy bars and hot meals were handed over to the firefighters putting out the blaze in the mountain area.

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01/2018 - Fire in Lavender Hill

01/2018 - Fire in Lavender Hill
Gift of the Givers distributed hot meals and water to the fire victims of Overcome Heights in Lavender Hill. 80 shacks burnt down leaving 300 people displaced
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19/02/2019 - Fire in Dunoon Informal Settlement

19/02/2019 - Fire in Dunoon Informal Settlement
A massive fire occurred in the Dunoon informal settlement in Cape Town. The fire displaced 500 people.
Gift of the Givers supported the efforts of the City of Cape Town's Disaster Management team by providing meals at water for 500 people.
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01/2019 - Storm in Boksburg

01/2019 - Storm in Boksburg

Gift of the Givers responded to 32 families at the Cyril Ramaphosa informal settlement near Reiger Park, Boksburg. Their homes were destroyed by heavy rains and winds and after an appeal made by Pastor Steven of the New Beginnings Care Centre our team delivered vegetables, groceries, sweets and juice to the church where the now homeless victims were being housed.

 

 

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01/2019 - Fire at Dr Block School Hostel

01/2019 - Fire at Dr Block School Hostel

Dr Block Senior Secondary faced a tragedy when a section of their hostel caught fire. 30 learners lost all their belongings inclusive of their uniforms, books and stationery.

#GiftoftheGivers with Disaster Management in Bloemfontein responded with:

  • 70 Mattresses
  • 70 Blankets
  • Stationery Packs
  • 70 Hygiene Packs
  • Bulk Food
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01/2019 - Fire in Wupperthal Community

01/2019 - Fire in Wupperthal Community

Gift of the Givers delivered 200 boxes of much needed water to Wupperthal in the Western Cape as the town is left without water since the fire. Also delivered was food parcels, mattresses, Henties juice and blankets.

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