DESIGNED FOR DISASTERS...

“TOGETHER, WE ACT FAST TO SAVE LIVES AND RESTORE DIGNITY TO THOSE THAT NEED IT MOST”

Natural disasters and man-made conflicts are a real and present danger the world-over, very often affecting and displacing hundreds of thousands of people in their wake.

We are geared to quickly assess emergent disasters and are capable of then using our financial muscle, know-how, access to resources and – when necessary – to draw on additional collaborative expertise to effectively and efficiently respond to both the immediate and longer-term needs of communities impacted by such events.

We have the wherewithal to negotiate with host country Governments and to link with local organisations on the ground, which boast sound knowledge of the prevailing conditions.

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The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality says it's working closely with key stakeholders and is effectively managing to contain fires that posed a danger to Seaview, Beachview, Forrest Hill and Baywest area.Watch more: bit.ly/3H8R73f#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

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📌 Read: Preventive Action averts Knysna-like catastrophe in #Gqeberha 📍. The setting was very similar: drought, dry vegetation, alien plants, strong winds and water restrictions. The devastation, loss of homes and personal possessions, cost to insurance companies, damage to tourism, the economy and the environment was astronomical; pets, livestock and animals in the wild were hungry, and twenty two million bees perished. The rapid evacuation from homes and from Knysna Hospital, the risk to institutions of care, the anxiety and anguish, the psychological and emotional trauma, did we want a repeat of this five years later?All credit to Mr Wayne Hendrikse, acting fire chief in Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, who made that all important call to Gift of the Givers on Tuesday, 29 November, in the afternoon: "my fire fighters are exhausted, they need nutrition and liquids, our fire trucks cannot access the fire which is spreading in all parts of the city, Beach View, Sea View and Bay West is burning, the water source is too far from the fire trucks, the wind is unabating, we not going to cope". In essence, Nelson Mandela Bay Metro was in serious trouble.The intervention had to be fast, efficient and decisive. The voice of Garth Sampson, the weather guru, was crucial giving us up to date feedback on the wind speeds and gusts. Time was against us, this fire was going to spread aggressively. Our teams arrived from East London the same evening with meals, liquids, eye gene, energy drinks, and support for the fire fighters was on hand. By 1am, we were assisting with the evacuation of 2000 residents from Sea View informal settlement to a community hall providing mattresses, blankets, hot meals and the essentials. Wednesday morning at first light two Huey helicopters, and a spotter plane, funded by Gift of the Givers, departed from Stellenbosch. Water bombing from the air was going to be critical. Added to this we sent in our two water tankers to support the fire trucks, modified the fittings at seven of our boreholes (we drilled 45 in the city) to provide water closer to the fire trucks, to our water tankers and the myriad volunteers using water tanks on their bakkies. By Thursday we sent in 30 additional fire fighters and a water bomber plane, engineers and additional pilots, to augment the Hueys. On Friday we added an additional water bomber plane, our aircraft releasing 8400L per flight. Bay West shopping mall, Moffat Express mall, housing complexes, a sports facility, schools, built up industrial centres and electrical substations were saved just in time. Sea View, Beach View, Sunridge, Fairview, Green bushes, Baakens and many other areas were water bombed continuously and together with the city's fire fighters, our volunteer firefighters, sourced from Working on Fire, residents, companies, and good samaritans, the fires were brought under control.Our special thanks to Mayor Retief Odendal, his team, the municipality, Wayne Hendriks, the fire fighters, the incredible pilots, engineers, SAPS, Working on Fire, the citizens of the city and the media, for everyone's participation. Collectively, we proved that participating together as a nation we build our country ourselves. The country does not belong to the government, it belongs to the people of South Africa. The intervention in Gqeberha is a living example.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #Fire #SA #SouthAfrica ... See MoreSee Less

📌 Read: Preventive Action averts Knysna-like catastrophe in #Gqeberha 📍. 

The setting was very similar: drought, dry vegetation, alien plants, strong winds and water restrictions. The devastation, loss of homes and personal possessions, cost to insurance companies, damage to tourism, the economy and the environment was astronomical; pets, livestock and animals in the wild were hungry, and twenty two million bees perished. The rapid evacuation from homes and from Knysna Hospital, the risk to institutions of care, the anxiety and anguish, the psychological and emotional trauma, did we want a repeat of this five years later?

All credit to Mr Wayne Hendrikse, acting fire chief in Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, who made that all important call to Gift of the Givers on Tuesday, 29 November, in the afternoon: my fire fighters are exhausted, they need nutrition and liquids, our fire trucks cannot access the fire which is spreading in all parts of the city, Beach View, Sea View and Bay West is burning, the water source is too far from the fire trucks, the wind is unabating, we not going to cope. In essence, Nelson Mandela Bay Metro was in serious trouble.

The intervention had to be fast, efficient and decisive. The voice of Garth Sampson, the weather guru, was crucial giving us up to date feedback on the wind speeds and gusts. Time was against us, this fire was going to spread aggressively. Our teams arrived from East London the same evening with meals, liquids, eye gene, energy drinks, and support for the fire fighters was on hand. By 1am, we were assisting with the evacuation of 2000 residents from Sea View informal settlement to a community hall providing mattresses, blankets, hot meals and the essentials. 

Wednesday morning at first light two Huey helicopters, and a spotter plane, funded by Gift of the Givers, departed from Stellenbosch. Water bombing from the air was going to be critical. Added to this we sent in our two water tankers to support the fire trucks, modified the fittings at seven of our boreholes (we drilled 45 in the city) to provide water closer to the fire trucks, to our water tankers and the myriad volunteers using water tanks on their bakkies. By Thursday we sent in 30 additional fire fighters and a water bomber plane, engineers and additional pilots, to augment the Hueys. On Friday we added an additional water bomber plane, our aircraft releasing 8400L per flight. Bay West shopping mall, Moffat Express mall, housing complexes, a sports facility, schools, built up industrial centres and electrical substations were saved just in time. Sea View, Beach View, Sunridge, Fairview, Green bushes, Baakens and many other areas were water bombed continuously and together with the citys fire fighters, our volunteer firefighters, sourced from Working on Fire, residents, companies, and good samaritans, the fires were brought under control.

Our special thanks to Mayor Retief Odendal, his team, the municipality, Wayne Hendriks, the fire fighters, the incredible pilots, engineers, SAPS, Working on Fire, the citizens of the city and the media, for everyones participation. Collectively, we proved that participating together as a nation we build our country ourselves. The country does not belong to the government, it belongs to the people of South Africa. The intervention in Gqeberha is a living example.

To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911

#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #Fire  #SA #SouthAfricaImage attachment

Our water technician, Herman Vorster, who connected all 45 Gift of the Givers boreholes in #Gqeberha 📍 was busy from 4am placing new connectors at the boreholes at the K9 unit, Altona and PE Provincial Hospital in order to pump water in our tankers and the fire trucks. Our boreholes have ensured that there is no shortage of water in the city to extinguish fires wherever they may arise.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #WaterProvision #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

Our water technician, Herman Vorster, who connected all 45 Gift of the Givers boreholes in #Gqeberha 📍 was busy from 4am placing new connectors at the boreholes at the K9 unit, Altona and PE Provincial Hospital in order to pump water in our tankers and the fire trucks. 

Our boreholes have ensured that there is no shortage of water in the city to extinguish fires wherever they may arise.

To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911

#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #WaterProvision #Fire  #SA #SouthAfricaImage attachment

WOOLWORTHS Walmer donated water, Energades and lip balm to our teams in support of firefighters in #Gqeberha 📍.#thankyou 💚To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

WOOLWORTHS Walmer donated water, Energades and lip balm to our teams in support of firefighters in #Gqeberha 📍.

#ThankYou 💚

To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911

#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #Fire  #SA #SouthAfricaImage attachment
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Captured 📸: A view of the fire through the Spotter plane . This is Sunridge Park, Fernglen and a house on fire in #Gqeberha 📍.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago
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The Spotter plane ✈️ (our fifth aircraft) sends coordinates to the helicopters 🚁 and bombers planes as they get ready for take off at first light 🌤.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

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On-site update: From Fairview we move to the private airstrip. We plan for the planes to be in the air at first light as we have been hamstrung since 13:00 pm yesterday due to the heavy winds. We are adding a fourth aircraft to increase our capacity to douse the flames from the air, two bomber aircraft and two helicopters, collective capacity of 8400L per flight.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

On-site update: From Fairview we move to the private airstrip. We plan for the planes to be in the air at first light as we have been hamstrung since 13:00 pm yesterday due to the heavy winds. 

We are adding a fourth aircraft to increase our capacity to douse the flames from the air, two bomber aircraft and two helicopters, collective capacity of 8400L per flight.

To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911

#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #Fire  #SA #SouthAfricaImage attachment
2 days ago
Gift of the Givers

Captured 📸: Gift of the Givers water tanker filling the rapid response 4x4 vehicles in #Fairview 📍. These are the first line firefighters who can access areas where the fire trucks cannot.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

Captured 📸: Gift of the Givers water tanker filling the rapid response 4x4 vehicles in #Fairview 📍. These are the first line firefighters who can access areas where the fire trucks cannot.

To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911

#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #Fire  #SA #SouthAfrica
2 days ago
Gift of the Givers

We received calls at 3 am about a fire that erupted in #Fairview 📍 near a sports centre and a residential complex. The Fire department, local volunteers and our teams on site. We urgently need to carry out air bombing, which came to a standstill since 13:00 pm yesterday due to the severe winds in #Gqeberha 📍.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

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In a water deprived metro, it is fortuitous that Gift of the Givers walked into #Gqeberha 📍 in June this year to drilled 41 boreholes and opened 4 more. These boreholes are now an essential source of water supply to fire and Gift of the Givers trucks, as we are now directly involved in the fire fighting and providing water to the bomber plane, which releases 3000L per trip.Our boreholes are at very strategic points in the city and can be accessed quickly to replenish water stores.📍 PE Provincial Hospital can provide 14400L per hour plus 250 000L stored in the bladder📍 Elizabeth Donkin Hospital 14400L per hour📍 Malabar Primary School 24000L per hour📍 Cotswold Primary School 6600L per hour📍 Livingstone Hospital 24 000L per hour📍 Walmer Secondary School 15 500L per hour📍 Gelvendale Stadium 5000L per hourTo contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #WaterProvision #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

In a water deprived metro, it is fortuitous that Gift of the Givers walked into #Gqeberha 📍 in June this year to drilled 41 boreholes and opened 4 more. 

These boreholes are now an essential source of water supply to fire and Gift of the Givers trucks, as we are now directly involved in the fire fighting and providing water to the bomber plane, which releases 3000L per trip.

Our boreholes are at very strategic points in the city and can be accessed quickly to replenish water stores.

📍 PE Provincial Hospital can provide 14400L per hour plus 250 000L stored in the bladder
📍 Elizabeth Donkin Hospital 14400L per hour
📍 Malabar Primary School 24000L per hour
📍 Cotswold Primary School 6600L per hour
📍 Livingstone Hospital 24 000L per hour
📍 Walmer Secondary School 15 500L per hour
📍 Gelvendale Stadium 5000L per hour

To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911

#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #WaterProvision #Fire  #SA #SouthAfrica
2 days ago
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Our #borehole at Elizabeth Donkin Psychiatric Hospital, serves as a source of supply to fill the 35000L tanker provided to us, which in turn will refill fire trucks on site. A special portable booster pump was hired to speed up the process.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

Our #Borehole at Elizabeth Donkin Psychiatric Hospital, serves as a source of supply to fill the 35000L tanker provided to us, which in turn will refill fire trucks on site. 

A special portable booster pump was hired to speed up the process.

To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911

#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #Fire #SA #SouthAfrica
2 days ago
Gift of the Givers

As the demand for water increases, our water tankers move to various locations to support firefighters in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

As the demand for water increases, our water tankers move to various locations to support firefighters in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro.

To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911

#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #Fire #SA #SouthAfricaImage attachmentImage attachment
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Gift of the Givers

Our team filled up 3000L into the water bomber for aerial support and water into the fire truck for ground support in #Gqeberha 📍.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

Our team filled up 3000L into the water bomber for aerial support and water into the fire truck for ground support in  #Gqeberha 📍.

To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911

#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #Fire #SA #SouthAfricaImage attachment
2 days ago
Gift of the Givers

Nelson Mandela Bay Metro and its residents face another challenge, that of runaway wild fires.Watch more on our interventions.bit.ly/3iAzQ8U#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago
Gift of the Givers

Captured 📸: We visited the pilots and the fire teams at a private airstrip where the owner has allowed free access and provided fuel for all the aircraft.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

Captured 📸: We visited the pilots and the fire teams at a private airstrip where the owner has allowed free access and provided fuel for all the aircraft.

To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911

#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #Fire #SA #SouthAfricaImage attachment
2 days ago
Gift of the Givers

Our teams provides meals, energy bars, energade, yogurts and water to the firefighters and volunteer firefighters.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

Our teams provides meals, energy bars, energade, yogurts and water to the firefighters and volunteer firefighters.

To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911

#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #Fire #SA #SouthAfrica
2 days ago
Gift of the Givers

In Bakkens Valley, residents, volunteers, fire fighters, Gift of the Givers teams, all one big united family are dealing with the fire threat collectively. There are numerous homes on the periphery of this fire. Emotional residents thank us for our decisive intervention.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

In Bakkens Valley, residents, volunteers, fire fighters, Gift of the Givers teams, all one big united family are dealing with the fire threat collectively. 

There are numerous homes on the periphery of this fire. Emotional residents thank us for our decisive intervention.

To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911

#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #Fire #SA #SouthAfricaImage attachment
2 days ago
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#Siyabonga 💚 Nando's Summerstrand for generously providing meals for our team of thirteen personnel including; pilots, engineers and technicians.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

#Siyabonga 💚 Nandos Summerstrand for generously providing meals for our team of thirteen personnel including; pilots, engineers and technicians.

To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911

#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #Fire #SA #SouthAfrica
2 days ago
Gift of the Givers

Location: #overbakkens 📍, a valley that runs through #Gqeberha 📍. Strong winds have been driving the fire through a large area. Our fire bomber plane ✈️ is used extensively here.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago
Gift of the Givers

We extend a special #thankyou 💚 to Cerebos SA for providing a 25000L truck and water from their desalination plant to replenish the various vehicles we are using to extinguish several fires igniting in various parts of Nelson Mandela Bay Metro simultaneously. The wind intensity increasing from 35-45 knots.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

We extend a special #ThankYou 💚 to Cerebos SA for providing a 25000L truck and water from their desalination plant to replenish the various vehicles we are using to extinguish several fires igniting in various parts of Nelson Mandela Bay Metro simultaneously. The wind intensity increasing from 35-45 knots.

To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911

#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #Fire #SA #SouthAfrica
2 days ago
Gift of the Givers

Dr Sooliman, live on Newzroom Afrika at 09:30 am discussing the fire in #Gqeberha 📍.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

Dr Sooliman, live on Newzroom Afrika at 09:30 am discussing the fire in  #Gqeberha 📍.

To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911

#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #Fire #SA #SouthAfrica
2 days ago
Gift of the Givers

Catch Dr Sooliman live on eNCA at 9:10 am to discuss the fire in #Gqeberha 📍.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

Catch Dr Sooliman live on eNCA at 9:10 am to discuss the fire in #Gqeberha 📍.

To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911

#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #SA #SouthAfrica
3 days ago
Gift of the Givers

Our teams loading up supplies such as bottled water, energy drinks, energy bars, biscuits, yogi sip and eye drops for the firefighters in #Gqeberha 📍.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

Our  teams loading up supplies such as bottled water, energy drinks, energy bars, biscuits, yogi sip and eye drops for the firefighters in #Gqeberha 📍.

To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911

#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #Fire #SA #SouthAfricaImage attachment
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Gift of the Givers

The Gift of the Givers has stepped in to help fight fires in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro.Watch: bit.ly/3uoTw28#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago
Gift of the Givers

Gift of the Givers teams on the opposite side of #Fairview 📍, where fires threaten the substation from the backend, also a school and homes are under threat. We brought in the helicopters and the plane to water bomb the entire area.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

Gift of the Givers teams on the opposite side of #Fairview 📍, where fires threaten the substation from the backend, also a school and homes are under threat. We brought in the helicopters and the plane to water bomb the entire area.

To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911

#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #Fire #SA #SouthAfricaImage attachmentImage attachment
3 days ago
Gift of the Givers

Gift of the Givers water bomber plane ✈️, helicopters 🚁 and spotter planes working flat out racing against time to have the fire 🔥 totally extinguished by today.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago
Gift of the Givers

A collaborative effort between Gift of the Givers personnel, our water tankers, the two helicopters and the water bomber plane, together with the fire department and the local community doing everything jointly to prevent a catastrophic outcome in the city.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago
Gift of the Givers

Raging fires in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality have been contained.Watch more: bit.ly/3iw9jd3#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago
Gift of the Givers

Our teams serve hearty meals 🍲 to the night shift firefighter at the Fire Department Headquarters in #Gqeberha 📍. They have worked with commitment and dedication to saving the city from huge losses.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

Our teams serve hearty meals 🍲 to the night shift firefighter at the Fire Department Headquarters in #Gqeberha 📍. They have worked with commitment and dedication to saving the city from huge losses.

To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911

#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #Fire #SA #SouthAfrica
3 days ago
Gift of the Givers

Gift of the Givers Eastern Cape Coordinator Corene Conradie talks more about our intervention in #Gqeberha 📍.Watch: bit.ly/3FinCeb#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago
Gift of the Givers

A team of additional firefighters 👩‍🚒👨‍🚒 that we deployed to #Gqeberha 📍just managed to extinguish a raging fire 🔥 that went close to a local school in #Fairview 📍. To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

A team of additional firefighters 👩‍🚒👨‍🚒 that we deployed to #Gqeberha  📍just managed to extinguish a raging fire 🔥 that went close to a local school in #Fairview 📍. 

To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911

#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #Fire #SA #SouthAfrica
4 days ago
Gift of the Givers

Captured 📸: In Fairview, the boundary wall of the homes is 200m away from the fire 🔥. An entire community is at risk. Due to water shedding 🚱 in the metro, this area has been without water for three days and will not water for the next two days. Our helicopters 🚁 will fly pass soon to water bomb this fire.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

Captured 📸:  In Fairview, the boundary wall of the homes is 200m away from the fire 🔥. An entire community is at risk. Due to water shedding 🚱 in the metro, this area has been without water for three days and will not water for the next two days. 

Our helicopters 🚁 will fly pass soon to water bomb this fire.

To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911

#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #Fire #SA #SouthAfricaImage attachment
4 days ago
Gift of the Givers

Location: Fairview, #Gqeberha 📍.The fire 🔥 was put out by the new volunteers that Gift of the Givers funded and brought in from St Frances Bay. An electrical substation was 30m away from the fire. Our team succeeded just in time to extinguish the flames.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

Location: Fairview, #Gqeberha 📍.

The fire 🔥 was put out by the new volunteers that Gift of the Givers funded and brought in from St Frances Bay. An electrical substation was 30m away from the fire. Our team succeeded just in time to extinguish the flames.

To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911

#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #Fire #SA #SouthAfricaImage attachment
4 days ago
Gift of the Givers

ISUZU South Africa has yet again demonstrated their generosity by making an additional vehicle available to Gift of the Givers to assist with the #fire 🔥 intervention in #Gqeberha 📍. Our two water tankers have also been provided by Isuzu.Sharne Woods, from Isuzu, is incredible in her support for us.#Siyabonga 💚To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

ISUZU South Africa has yet again demonstrated their generosity by making an additional vehicle available to Gift of the Givers to assist with the #Fire 🔥 intervention in #Gqeberha 📍. 

Our two water tankers have also been provided by Isuzu.

Sharne Woods, from Isuzu, is incredible in her support for us.

#Siyabonga 💚

To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911

#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #Fire #SA #SouthAfricaImage attachment
4 days ago
Gift of the Givers

Our teams were on duty at 4:30 am today to assist the fire trucks with water. We are filling from a fire hydrant to speed up response as we racing against time in a situation where the wind intensity is going to increase substantially in #Gqeberha 📍.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

Our teams were on duty at 4:30 am today to assist the fire trucks with water. We are filling from a fire hydrant to speed up response as we racing against time in a situation where the wind intensity is going to increase substantially in #Gqeberha 📍.

To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911

#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #Fire #SA #SouthAfrica
4 days ago
Gift of the Givers

Renowned weatherman from #Gqeberha 📍, Garth Sampson, is in constant communication with Gift of the Givers. The fire index for Friday and Saturday is 49, which is considered high and dangerous especially, with fires not under control and bushes still smouldering. Recommendation: use aircraft extensively to water bomb whilst the index is at 43 today.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

Renowned weatherman from #Gqeberha 📍, Garth Sampson, is in constant communication with Gift of the Givers. The fire index for Friday and Saturday is 49, which is considered high and dangerous especially, with fires not under control and bushes still smouldering. Recommendation: use aircraft extensively to water bomb whilst the index is at 43 today.

To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911

#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #Fire #SA #SouthAfricaImage attachment
4 days ago
Gift of the Givers

Gift of the Givers has increase aerial firefighting capacity in #Gqeberha 📍with the deployment of the Air Tractor AT-802 from Kishugu Aviation Training Organisation - ATO and Working on Fire that we sent in this morning. A powerful turbine engine allows the AT-802 to ferry between the fire and the airfield at speeds approaching 322 km/h. It carries up to 3000 litres of water which is delivered through a computerised fire gate at intervals and volumes required. The aircraft combines agility, performance, high reliability, and pinpoint accuracy with a versatility that allows it to operate where other firefighting aircraft cannot.The two Hueys and a Spotter plane ✈️ which were deployed yesterday will continue to assist in firefighting efforts in the area.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago
Gift of the Givers

Gift of the Givers expands its role in Fairview #Gqeberha 📍 and now gets involved directly in fire fighting with our teams and our water tankers.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago
Gift of the Givers

Gift of the Givers expands its role in Fairview #Gqeberha 📍 and now gets involved directly in fire fighting with our teams and our water tankers.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago
Gift of the Givers

Firefighters in #Gqeberha 📍 have been stretched to the limit over the past two days fighting numerous fires.Watch more: bit.ly/3VxQ01c#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

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4 days ago
Gift of the Givers

My SPAR Seaview, #Gqeberha 📍, donates bottled water to Gift of the Givers for the #fire 🔥 intervention.#Siyabonga 💚To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

My SPAR Seaview, #Gqeberha 📍, donates bottled water to Gift of the Givers for the #Fire 🔥 intervention.

#Siyabonga 💚

To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911

#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #Fire #SA #SouthAfrica
4 days ago
Gift of the Givers

Residents were evacuated, as strong winds fanned the flames towards the Sea View informal settlement.bit.ly/3UohHbV#GiftoftheGivers #makeadifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #fire #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

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4 days ago
Gift of the Givers