31/12/2017 - Tornado in Gauteng

Compliments of the New Year to you. Our apologies if we are disturbing your well deserved rest as many of you may still be on vacation.

The destruction from the Tornado in Gauteng on 30 December has been extensive affecting hundreds of homes spread out in a vast area. The houses include formal and informal dwellings, with destruction of infrastructure, furniture, equipment, clothing, food and in some cases, vehicles. Those affected include insured and uninsured. Gift of the Givers assessment and interventions took place concurrently, immediately following the aftermath of the disaster on 31 December 2017 and 1 January 2018 in spite of our offices being closed and all our staff away for a well earned rest. Today, 2 January, some of the staff who could make it, voluntarily terminated their vacation and arrived at Gift of the Givers Logistics Centre in Bramley at 6am to prepare a humanitarian aid package for those in desperate need. Our vehicles are being loaded with tents, food parcels, blankets, clothing, mattresses, diapers, sanitary pads, detergent packs, bottled water, stationery, sweet packs and building material.

Contributions from companies or the public of any of these items are welcome. Cash contributions to Gift of the Givers, Standard Bank, Pietermaritzburg, Account Number 052137228, Branch Code 057525, ref. Gauteng Tornado. Please send deposit slip to sooliman@giftofthegivers.org or to laila@giftofthegivers.org for section 18A tax certicate. Pictures on our Facebook page @GiftoftheGivers.

Tornado project co-ordinator Allauddin Sayed 0836677179. Additional support Badr Kazi 0832281298, Rayhaan Sooliman 0817579776. Imtiaz Sooliman 0832364029

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11/12/2017 - Tornado in Vaal Marina

11/12/2017 - Tornado in Vaal Marina
Gift of the Givers responds to the Vaal Marina community, Midvaal, after a tornado blew off roof tops, tore down walls and left a trail of destruction behind it. Over 300 reports of extensive damage has been reported thus far. Food Parcels and TFG Blankets were distributed.
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Masinenge Community Storm Relief

Masinenge Community Storm Relief

1300 people were reportedly affected by the recent storms in KZN. The Shoprite mobile kitchen provided meals and the Gift of the Givers team delivered mattresses, blankets and Shoprite food buckets.

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Putfontein Storm Relief Distribution

Putfontein Storm Relief Distribution

At 8am we got a call from Disaster Management informing us of the 100 homes affected by the storm in Putfontein near Springs. By 10:30 a 5 member Gift of the Givers team left Bramley carrying:

  • 100 Blankets
  • 100 Plastic Mats
  • 100 Baby Diapers
  • 100 Packets Biscuits
  • 200 Boxes of Cerevita
  • 50 x 5lt Detergents
  • 100 Fruit Packs (bananas, apples & oranges)
  • 50 Loaves of Bread
  • 100 Tins of Baked Beans
  • 100
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2nd Delivery to Putfontein

2nd Delivery to Putfontein
Gift of the Givers did a second distribution to Putfontein delivering
  • 150 Shoprite Food Buckets
  • 150 Shoprite Blankets
  • 150 Shoprite Mealie Meal
  • 150 Packs of Huggies Nappies
  • 150 Packs of Chakalaka
  • 450 TFG Blankets
  • 150 Bottles of Milton Sterilizing Liquid
  • 150 Packets of Apples
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Khanyisani Day Care

Khanyisani Day Care
In KZN today we responded to Khanyisani Day Care with Shoprite Blankets, Pasta, Sugar, Diapers and Disposable Rubber Gloves. The creche was affected by the storm and the Gift of the Givers team provided enough for the kids to take to their families as well.
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10/10/2017 - Zandspruit Informal Settlement

10/10/2017 - Zandspruit Informal Settlement

The stench of dirty water hangs in the air. Rooftops blown away, furniture and other belongings drenched or destroyed by the massive storm that hit #Zandspruit on the Westrand.

After our assessment the @GiftoftheGivers team returned with much needed emergency relief aid for 2000 people.

  • Cooked Meals
  • Blankets
  • Fruits
  • Biscuits
  • Cerevita Cereal
  • Face Cloths
More details on #GautengStorms & #KZNStorms
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