Fire victims get help

2015-10-06 06:00

Help continues to pour in for the fire victims of 6th Avenue informal settlement in Kensington.

The families were left homeless after a fire which is believed to have been caused by a candle gutted their shacks. The fire also resulted in the death of a 79-year-old man who was staying alone. The fire that reduced all their belongings to nothing happened last week Wednesday.

The story of the fire was published in the People’s Post on 29 September with the headline ‘Shack fire claims life’ on page one.

Since the fire residents and other good Samaritans have been rallying together to help those affected by the fire piece back the pieces and carry on with life. Recent they received clothes donation from the Mitchells in Arms to help them through the difficult time.

Ricardo van Nierkerk a peace builder says they are really grateful for the help that they have been getting from the public and by working together people can make a huge difference in other people’s lives.

Help continues to pour in for the fire victims of 6th Avenue informal settlement in Kensington.

The families were left homeless after a fire, which is believed to have been caused by a candle, gutted three shacks.

The fire also resulted in the death of a 79-year-old man and families lost all their belongings (“Shack fire claims life”, People’s Post, 29 September).

Since then neighbours and others have been helping those affected by the fire. Recently the families received a donation of clothes from Mitchells in Arms.

Ricardo van Niekerk of Peace Builders group says they are really grateful for the help that they have been receiving from the public.

“By working together people can make a huge difference in other people’s lives,” he says.

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