October 2018 Fires

The last two weeks of October 2018 saw 4 fires destroying just over 1000 homes and affecting just approximately 4000 people in communities across Cape Town.  Overcome Heights in Vrygrond, Town 2 in Khayelitsha were the biggest fires along with Kosovo in Philippi and Hangberg in Hout Bay.

The RESPOND Coalition is working with local church communities to support the intervention by the City and other NGOs.  Funds will be used to ensure effective delivery of household items, non-perishable food, toiletries  and sanitary items.

Town2 Khayelitsha : Diakonia, the Dutch Reformed Church and the Great Commission Ministers Fraternal in Khayelitsha have agreed to act as the coordinators for the response to the fire in Town 2 Khayelitsha.  Distribution will happen on 27 October 2018.  

Overcome Heights – Vrygrond: B

Financial contributions will go towards specifically identified needs within each site to purchase and support physical relief and rehabilitation efforts. The Warehouse will manage these through a designated account. 

Online donations – https://www.givengain.com/cc/octoberfires/

Bank details for EFT:
Acc name: The Warehouse Trust
Acc number: 071 883 053
Acc type: Current
Bank: Standard Bank
Branch Code: 025109
Reference: Fire(email address)

The following items can be collected for distribution:
500ml and 5l bottles of water
shoes (labeled individually in bags)  
blankets,

Food parcels
1KG SUGAR
2.5KG MAIZE MEAL
500G TABLE SALT
1KG RICE
2X 500G SAMP AND BEANS
250G INSTANTCOFFEE
100 TEABAGS
410G BAKED BEANS
2X 425G PILCHARDS IN TOMATO SAUCE
450G MIX FRUIT JAM
410G MIXED VEGETABLES
410G PEANUT BUTTER
2X SOYA MINCE
750ML COOKING OIL
1LITRE MILK

Toiletries
1X SANITARY TOWELS
2XWASHRAGS
2XWASH TOWELS
2XTOOTH BRUSH
2X TOOTHPASTE

Churches can collect these individual items, collate them into packs or give a financial contribution which will be used to purchase the above. 

Queries can be directed to respond@warehouse.org.za

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