Tuesday, January 29, 2013

City of Cape Town thanks Capetonians for continued support and donations

Imogen Vollenhoven
29 January 2013

The City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management Centre would like to thank those members of the public who have made donations or given of their time to assist the victims of the fires and other disasters in Cape Town.

The City’s Charlotte Powell said the City saw a tremendous outpouring of support following the devastating fire which occurred in BM section, Khayelitsha on the 1st of January.

Charlotte Powell said the City’s the Disaster Risk Management Centre has reached the recovery phase in its efforts to assist those affected by this fire and any further donations should therefore please be directed to the following non-governmental organisations.

Powell adds that these are the NGO’s that the City would like to thank HDI Support, Mustadafin Foundation, The Salvation Army and The South African Red Cross Society.

Furthermore Powell said that it is the Disaster Risk Management Centre’s mission to support Cape Town’s residents and to that end it continually builds, sustains and improves its capability to protect against, respond to and recover from all hazards.

Powell said that the City looks forward to the continued support of Capetonians, which enables the Disaster Risk Management Centre to provide shelter, food, counselling and other forms of assistance to victims of a range of disasters.



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