03/2019 - Gift of the Givers Intervenes in Alex Fire.

Gift of the Givers teams responded with 200 blankets and mattresses last night to the fire victims in Alex after receiving a request for assistance from Regional Director, Liziwe Makoro. Initial assessment puts the number of victims at 1500 with about 500 homes destroyed. An electrical pylon with high voltage cable fell to the ground close to the shacks. A number of victims have taken shelter in Gift of the Givers "Green Village" since last night. The village is in close proximity to the disaster area.

Disaster Management and Gift of the Givers have set up a Command Centre at our village. Shoprite/Checkers, our corporate partner, is jointly feeding the affected people with Gift of the Givers in our village. We have prepared 350 food packs, hygiene packs, gloves (to clear debris) and other essential supplies to be distributed at a convenient time later in the day.

All donated supplies to Disaster Management and Gift of the Givers will be housed at our village and distributed from here in an organised manner. Contributions of roof sheeting, linen, towels, new clothing, blankets, mattresses, sanitary pads, bottled water, food and hygiene items will be accepted. Mayor Herman Mashaba's office thanked Gift of the Givers for our rapid intervention last night.

Gift of the Givers intervened in a major fire in London Road in Alex in December 2018. The family of the late Everlade Chauke was housed in this same village during the floods of 2016. Contact person at Gift of the Givers Green Village, Ros Toontas 0834460070.
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