- Gift of the Givers has prepared a R2m aid package to those affected by the recent fire in Khayelitsha
- It is coordinating the response with Disaster Management and SASSA
- Those affected are receiving meals, water, blankets, and other necessities
Nonprofit organisation Gift of the Givers has prepared a R2million aid package for residents of Khayelitsha, Cape Town, who were affected by the recent fire.
The organisation is coordinating the relief response alongside Disaster Management and the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA), Briefly.co.za gathered.
According to a post on its Facebook page, this package includes hot meals, bottled water, blankets, new clothing, school uniforms, stationery packs, mattresses, and other necessities.
The fire razed down more than 500 homes and left over 4,000 people homeless. Strong winds reportedly fanned it when it occurred early Saturday morning. Its cause remains unclear.
Various organisations and South Africans from all walks of life have rallied to help those affected. Photos on the Gift of the Givers' Facebook page show the distribution of amenities.
A spokesperson for Gift of the Givers, Imtiaz Sooliman, told EWN that the total relief package is likely to exceed R2million:
Depending on what disaster management gives them, we will then augment that with our own building material. So, all that effectively will be far more than R2 million.
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