Another Fire in Johannesburg

Gift of the Givers teams are responding to another fire in Johannesburg.  A few hours ago twenty five shacks burnt in Alexandra Township.  Firefighters are busy extinguishing the flames. Our teams have been on site and have arranged supplies for the distraught shack dwellers. We have responded to shack fires in Alex Township on numerous occasions during the last two years.  We have also responded to floods in Alex along the Jukskei River on numerous occasions.  In 2013 we innovated and established a model housing village in Alex that has been visited by international guests, high level government representatives, experts from schools of business science and major construction companies.

Fortunately, the present fire is relatively small in relation to the Kya Sands disaster.  Our teams will provide support at both locations.  Thanks to the public for the outpouring of contributions in cash and kind for the Kya Sands residents.  We handed out blankets, food items, bottled water, juices, cakes, distributed 500 packs of disposable nappies and served 6000 hot meals to date.  For updates on both Kya Sands and Alex contact Saadiq 0825575071.

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Gift of the Givers Responds to Kya Sands Fire

Gift of the Givers Responds to Kya Sands Fire

An exploded gas tank, strong winds and yet another massive shack fire in Kya Sands, Johannesburg, within a period of just over one year.  The damage appears to be substantially greater than last year with at least 500 shacks gutted and 2000 people affected.  Gift of the Givers teams have been on site since the incident occurred; all praise to the city firefighters who did a magnificent

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Fire in Kya Sands 11 November 2015

Fire in Kya Sands 11 November 2015

Massive fire in Kya Sands. Hundreds of shacks destroyed. Gift of the Givers Team on site. Aid package being prepared. Thanks for support received thus far. Those wanting to contribute cash or kind please email sooliman@giftofthegivers.org or text 0832364029. Banking details: Gift of the Givers, Standard Bank, Pietermaritzburg, Account No. 052137228, Branch Code 057525.

Items required: blankets, new

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