Kempton Park, Relief Camp

Gift of the Givers setting up a disaster relief camp at Pomona, an informal settlement in Kempton Park where 200 shacks were burnt during a fire on Monday night, leaving hundreds of people homeless.

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Kempton Park Fire

Kempton Park Fire
Gift of the Givers teams are at the Pomona Road Informal Settlement in Kempton Park having responded to a call from the local disaster management at 2am today to assist with the fire disaster that destroyed two hundred informal dwellings and displaced nine hundred people. Gift of the Givers was received and thanked by Executive Mayor Mzwandile Masina at the disaster site. Gift of the Givers has an
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Gift of the Givers assist Masiphumelele Township Fire victims.

Gift of the Givers assist Masiphumelele Township Fire victims.
They were waiting in the cold and rain, huddled together, traumatised, hungry, thirsty, awaiting a glimmer of hope, as they pondered their lost life's possessions; 252 dwellings destroyed, 1200 people homeless, 1 deceased, this was the end result of a fire that engulfed the people of Masiphumelele Township yesterday.

Deputy Minister of Human Settlements, Ms Pam Tshwete, accompanied Gift of the
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Floods in Welkom

Floods in Welkom

Gift of the Givers delivered 119 food parcels and blankets to Bronville in Welkom to flood affected families. Distribution was supervised by Dr Yacoob Vahed, one of the volunteers of Gift of the Givers.

We delivered a further 300 parcels, hygiene/detergent packs and blankets to the people affected by the recent floods in Thabong and Bronville in Welkom. Our team worked with disaster management

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Storms in the Northern KZN

Storms in the Northern KZN

During December and early January there were a number of severe storms that hit areas in Northern KZN. Between the areas of Nitinini, Nkandla and uMsinga these storms have left many homes partially or completely damaged.

In partnership with the disaster management of each area - we have identified the homes of people who have lost all their belongings in the storm.

Gift of the Givers responded

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01/2019 - Fire in Overburg

01/2019 - Fire in Overburg

Gift of the Givers responds to the devastated fire victims in Overberg. We served a hot meal and delivered Water, Mattresses, Carpets and Blankets.

Energade, energy bars and hot meals were handed over to the firefighters putting out the blaze in the mountain area.

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Chemical Spill Response

Chemical Spill Response

Gift of the Givers recently assisted residents in the Pietermaritzburg area following a chemical spill.

We delivered 2700 x 5lt bottles of water. Many people needed water for their animals. The Willowton Group donated 6 Jojo water tanks which the Gift of the Givers team set up in priority areas of need.

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Fire in Kyalami

Gift of the Givers assisted the fire victims of zone O in Kylami, Stellenbosch. 20 families lost all there belongings and Gift of the Givers arrived with food parcels, blankets and water.

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

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
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01/2019 - Storm in Boksburg

01/2019 - Storm in Boksburg

Gift of the Givers responded to 32 families at the Cyril Ramaphosa informal settlement near Reiger Park, Boksburg. Their homes were destroyed by heavy rains and winds and after an appeal made by Pastor Steven of the New Beginnings Care Centre our team delivered vegetables, groceries, sweets and juice to the church where the now homeless victims were being housed.

 

 

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01/2019 - Fire at Dr Block School Hostel

01/2019 - Fire at Dr Block School Hostel

Dr Block Senior Secondary faced a tragedy when a section of their hostel caught fire. 30 learners lost all their belongings inclusive of their uniforms, books and stationery.

#GiftoftheGivers with Disaster Management in Bloemfontein responded with:

  • 70 Mattresses
  • 70 Blankets
  • Stationery Packs
  • 70 Hygiene Packs
  • Bulk Food
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01/2019 - Fire in Wupperthal Community

01/2019 - Fire in Wupperthal Community

Gift of the Givers delivered 200 boxes of much needed water to Wupperthal in the Western Cape as the town is left without water since the fire. Also delivered was food parcels, mattresses, Henties juice and blankets.

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