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    19 April 2021

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    Cape Town Fires: How to help

    Cape Town Fire services are currently battling fires across Table Mountain. Here are some of the ways you can contribute to their ongoing efforts.

    On the 18th of April 2021, a vegetation fire broke out in Cape Town, South Africa. The blaze quickly spread towards the University of Cape Town (UCT) and surrounding residential areas, causing the evacuation of all students and many residents.

    Vodacom has donated R3 million towards relief efforts to help thousands of people impacted by a runaway fire in Cape Town at the weekend. To mitigate disruptions to their learning and keep students connected, Vodacom is also giving all UCT students on the Vodacom network a free 5gig data and 200 voice minutes bundle. Vodacom has also resolved to contribute towards the rebuilding of the Jagger Library given its commitment to improving and supporting education in the country through the Vodacom Foundation for almost three decades.

    Cape Town Fire services are currently battling fires across Table Mountain. Here are some of the ways you can contribute to their ongoing efforts.

     

    Volunteer Wildfire Service 

    You can directly support the men and women on the front line by donating to the VWS. The following items are urgently needed and can be dropped off at Roeland Street Fire DepartmentSea Point Fire Station and Salt River Fire Station.

    Energy bars, energy drinks (not fizzy please), wet wipes, coffee sachets, peanuts, doughnuts, cupcakes, easy snacks, ready-made sandwiches (individually packaged), eye drops, panado, lip ice, Allergex, deep heat lotion, deep freeze lotion.

    For those who would like to make a donation online, please visit the Volunteer Wildlife Service support page.

     

    Gift of the Givers

    Gift of the Givers is assisting those from UCT affected by the fire. They have prepared meals for students who needed to be evacuated. Gift of the Givers has been requested to assist with the managing of meal preparation and other essentials for the next week, whilst alternative accommodation is being sought.

    If you would like to make a donation directly you can do so at the UCT Fire Relief page which the organisation has set up. You can also visit the Gift of the Givers page for donations via Masterpass, Myschool and Shoprite.

     

    SPCA 

    The Cape of Good Hope SPCA has been mobilised to assist with efforts to protect the plentiful animal species that inhabit the area. The SPCA has requested that the public continue to assist both the affected animals and firefighting teams by donating essential items, including the following:

    • Dressings
    • Bandages
    • Fresh fruit and vegetables;
    • Energy drinks and energy bars
    • Eye drops

    You can also make a donation directly to the SPCA when you visit their website

     

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