The Eastern Zone of the RESPOND Coalition in the City of Cape Town has been activated following severe flooding in the Marikana Informal Settlement. Beautiful Gate is playing the role of ‘Lead Church” in collaboration with the Lower Crossroads LEAN. While local churches, civic and relief organisations are providing food and shelter for the 270 people currently displaced, mattresses and blankets are still needed. If purchased new , these are priced at R330 per person.
To support this response, you can donate money directly to Beautiful Gate (http://www.beautifulgatesouthafrica.org/donate.html – ref “Flood”) or contact Vaughans@beautifulgate.org for physical donations of blankets and mattresses.
With severe weather alerts having been issued for the remainder of this week, it is likely that other responses will be activated. Should you wish to support these in advance, you can donate via The Warehouse (reference your email address + “RESPOND”)