Umvoti rallies to help fire-ravaged Knysna

2017-06-14 06:00

LIKE the rest of the country Umvoti residents have rallied together to do whatever they can to assist the fire-ravaged people of Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and surrounds.
The fires ran rampant creating devastation, destruction and seven deaths. Families, properties, business, crops, animals have suffered enormous loss.

Umvoti residents responded immediately with open hearts. Donations, clothing, household items, toiletries, farm supplies - you name it - have already been transported to them, but the need is endless.
Residents of the hundreds of properties totally destroyed have to begin again from nothing, pupils have to find uniforms and books, farmers crops, medication, toiletries, animal food, furniture, bedding - the essential list is endless, also assistance for the heroic firefighters and the medical support groups - it goes on and on.

Umvoti residents can now have goods donations collected and transported directly. Triton Express has agreed to a free collection and delivery from Greytown - items can be dropped off with Kelly Rottcher 081 041 9513 and Triton Express will collect and deliver. It requests that heavier items (bottled water, canned goods etc.) be packed in sturdy boxes. Items such as clothing can be in black bags. All packages must be marked “Knysna fire donation”. To make it easier for the volunteers in Knysna please indicate what goods are in the boxes.


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