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City assists with Knysna fire humanitarian relief efforts

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The City of Cape Town is making drop-off points available to members of the public who would like to support the humanitarian relief efforts in Knysna.

The town and surrounding areas continue to be ravaged by a series of wild fires that have wrought havoc and devastation, forcing many to leave their homes.

The City’s Fire and Rescue Service has already dispatched a team of firefighters and equipment to assist with active firefighting in the region. They drove through the night to get to the frontlines.

We have made drop-off points available at the following four fire stations only, should members of the public want to make donations to Knysna residents:

·         Goodwood Fire Station

·         Strand Fire Station

·         Roeland Street Fire Station (in the CBD)

·         Fish Hoek Fire Station

Courier company, DHL, will collect the donations at the drop-off points and transport the items to Knysna. The City of Cape Town is deeply appreciative of DHL’s willingness to get involved and help those in need.

Donations of non-perishable food, water, clothing, blankets and toiletry items are most welcome and will be distributed by the local Disaster Risk Management officials in Knysna, in conjunction with non-governmental organisations.

Issued by: Media Office, City of Cape Town

Media enquiries: Alderman JP Smith, Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security; and Social Services, City of Cape Town,

Tel: 021 400 1311 or Cell: 083 675 3780,

E-mail: jean-pierre.smith@capetown.gov.za(please always copy media.account@capetown.gov.za)

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