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The tragedy of such fires can be overwhelming – the love of God compels us to be the hands and feet of Jesus as such a time as this and to bring hope to the hopeless and to ease the despair caused by their desperate losses. Please join us by praying for all those affected and in making a difference by either donating goods to our Capricorn or Capri site or by giving funds to assist with whatever needs there are to resettle the victims of the fire. Click here to give any amount to Disaster Relief.
Unfortunately disasters such as flooding and fires are all too common in the areas in which we serve.
During our summer season runaway shack fires fanned by strong winds burn many homes to the ground in no time. The destruction caused by such fires means that absolutely everything that the household had inside their home is lost : clothing, schools uniforms, school books, bedding, kitchen utensils, cooking equipment, refrigeration, everything! It usually takes a few days before a basic rebuild kit is delivered by the City of Cape Towns Disaster Management team which enables the household to rebuild part of their old shack, they will need to recycle some of the old burnt sheets to complete their new shack.
During this time a family member will remain on the portion of land on which their home stood to prevent it from being taken by anyone else. It is a terribly tragic sight as men and women scrape off their burnt iron sheets and sweep the ground in preparation for a new start. At this point in the process the families are left with nothing except the clothes they had on at the time of the fire, and this is where we as an organisation need to respond with temporary shelter, water, food, clothing, bedding, kitchen utensils, cooking equipment, etc.
This is where we need your help so that we can help others. Please consider donating either goods or funding to make a difference in desperate peoples lives by bringing the hope of Jesus and breaking the despair of losing all their belongings.
During the winter rain season many homes get flooded and can only be accessed by walking on over-turned crates. Inside their homes, their furniture is also placed on overturned plastic crates as water covers the floor of the house. It is into such situations that we are able to offer dry bedding, clothing and support – bringing hope and breaking despair.