Gift of the Givers Responds to Flash Floods in JHB
Following the sudden downpour and flash floods in and around Johannesburg late yesterday afternoon Gift of the Givers received requests from the City of Johannesburg to assist. The first was for search and rescue as two people were missing. Our team led by Ahmed Bham joined the search but by 11 pm it had to be called off as the risk was too high given the strength of the raging waters.
The second request was to assist the people of Alex affected along the Jukskei River. Our teams were on site at 4.30 am. Presently, hot meals are being prepared for a 1000 people. This together with blankets will be distributed from Gift of the Givers Housing Village in Alex just behind Marlboro facing the Gautrain station. Details Badr Kazi 0832281298.
Gift of the Givers has responded to shack fires and floods in Alex for the last 16 years. In 2013 we built a model housing village which has been visited by many local and international individuals, groups, construction companies and government representatives.