On Monday 23 December 2013 a fire broke out at the informal settlement in 8 De Laan, Valhalla Park near Bishop Lavis in the Western Cape. 350 shacks were gutted and approximately 1500 people left homeless two days before Christmas. The victims were placed in a nearby hall and were assisted by the City of Cape Town Disaster Management.
The GOTG team went to assess the situation and found that the fire victims were provided with hot meals therefore we assisted with brand New Clothing, Shoes, Disposable Nappies, Hygiene Packs and Blankets. The fire victims were overwhelmed as all items were displayed and the recipients could choose what suited them best. The distribution took place at a nearby school, Beauvallon Secondary and lasted for two days 27 & 28 December 2013.
Present at the distribution was Deputy Minister of International Relations, Marius Fransman.
Total Project Value: R493 966.25