Energy & Environment

Saturday, 23 July 2011 14:30

Appeal for relief for flood victims

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Over 20,000 people have been affected by floods as the 'Cape of Storms' was lashed by wind and rain over the last several days.
On Monday the Lourens River in Strand and Liesbeek River outside the city burst their banks. Floods also hit suburbs such as Newlands, Rondebosch, Claremont, as well as Somerset West and large areas of the Cape Flats.

According to the city's disaster management team, Sunday recorded the second-highest rainfall in a twenty-four hour period in July since recording started in 1957.

As the adverse weather conditions are set to continue, the less fortunate are hardest hit. But there are lots of ways to help weather the storm. Donations of food, clothes and blankets are desperately needed in the worst hit areas. GreaterGood South Africa has identified drop off points from causes registered on their giving network:

Goods for distribution to the flood victims can be delivered to:

Helping Angels
43 Kokerboom Crescent, Kuilsriver
Contact: Gerrit de Vries - 082 410 4327

Baptist Caring Hands
4335 Somtsewu Crescent, Old Cross Roads
Contact: Mr. Vuyisani Gqebenya - 073 190 1975

There are also official disaster management drop off points in Wynberg:

The South African Red Cross Society
21 Broad Rd, Wynberg
Contact: Michael Jacobs/Brian Davis - 021 797 5360

The Salvation Army
No 85 Maynard Rd, Wynberg
Contact: Carolyn Correia / Neville Hitchcock - 021 761 8530


Notes to editors:

· GreaterGood South Africa brings good causes and committed givers together in meaningful and innovative ways to end poverty in South Africa. Through its groundbreaking website – – and call-to-action campaigns like Gifts4Good and Do It Day, GreaterGood SA makes it easy for individuals and businesses to support registered non-profit organisations with their money, time, skills, loyalty points and goods.

For more information contact Roxy Mitchell, Public Relations, GreaterGood SA on(021)762 7944

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