Hout Bay Fire

A fire has destroyed over 3500 homes in the community of Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay on 17th March 2017. The Warehouse is part of a network called RESPOND which is a collaborative network of churches in Cape Town that work together to ensure effective and appropriate responses to large scale disaster incidents in the City. The Warehouse plays a coordinating role within the network.

At this stage we are working with partners and disaster management to establish what is needed and what format it can best be provided. If you’d like to make a financial contribution towards the effort you can do so here. All funds will be used to supply relief goods and to ensure that the local partners in the community have the resources they need to provide good logistical and other support during the crisis relief period.

One can also deliver non-perishable goods to Pick n Pay in Constantia, Hout Bay, Camps Bay and Long Beach Mall.

An EFT can be made directly into our bank account, please reference these with RESPOND so that they can be allocated appropriately.

Account name : The Warehouse Trust
Account number : 071 883 053
Account type : Current
Bank : Standard Bank, 4 Dreyer Street, Claremont, 7700 South Africa
Branch : Claremont
Branch Code: 025109

Or you can give through Givengain by clicking here:


All donations will be designated and qualify for Section 18A tax certificates.


The RESPOND network of churches is responding to the Imizamo Yethu fire by preparing and distributing packs that will enable school children to get back to school with the basics. These packs consist of:

1. A customised uniform pack for each individual child with correct sizes and contents = R400. (A basic set of shirt, pants or skirt, shoes, underwear, socks and jersey)
2. A stationery starter kit - R150 (A minimum of 3x72 page soft cover books, 32 page soft cover, 4x 182 page hard cover, pen, pencil)

Update 14/03/2017

This campaign reached its initial target within 48 hours of launching which is fantastic and the uniform and stationery packs are being purchased and collated over the next few days.

The RESPOND network team have decided to keep the campaign going and will be consulting with local congregations and Thula Thula Hout Bay to identify specific and appropropriate needs and will meet these through these donations.

Please note that all donations will be designated and qualify for Section 18A tax certificates.

Thank you so much to all who have given in this collective response.


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