STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S MAYORAL COMMITTEE MEMBER FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY; AND SOCIAL SERVICES, ALDERMAN JP SMITH
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.