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EDGE of AFRICA - Knysna Fire Relief Fund

EDGE of AFRICA - Knysna Fire Relief Fund

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As many of you may have heard, Knysna in South Africa – the hometown of EDGE of AFRICA was badly affected by an uncontrollable bush fire brought on by severe winds on the 7th June 2017.

In response to the devastation and that ensued, over 10 000 people were evacuated from their homes and an estimated 3000-4000 people lost everything they own.

The logistical support that our town has received has been overwhelming and heart warming. The nation and the world have come together showing combined strength and support for the victims. It is extremely humbling to know that there is so much love in the world and it brings an immense sense of unity and strength to people at a time when they most need it.

The fires have been contained in Knysna, there are over 1000 firefighters on the scene, we have so many heroes in our little town at the moment we are incredibly grateful that they are risking their lives to keep us safe.

I have been receiving many requests from people who want to help in any way they can. The immediate needs are the following: Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Hairbrushes, Soap, Shampoo, Eye drops, and Energy drinks.

If you would like to make a monetary contribution, we have set up an EDGE of AFRICA Knysna Fire Relief Fund. This will provide both immediate disaster relief in the form of shelter, food and transportation and the longer term essentials of rebuilding homes and community. We are working in conjunction with the Knysna Municipality to assure that those with the greatest need are looked after. We will show accountability for all donations, in the form of videos, photos and reports.

Please contact Dayne on 0728532753 (dayne@edgeofafrica.com) or Julian on 0785331975 (Julian@edgeofafrica.com) for more information.

Donations

Name Comment Date Amount
Azar Behjati-Saniee Sending love! Jul 25, 2017 USD $ 79.56
Sue Melvuille Hope this helps you get back on your feet! Lots of happy memories. Jul 04, 2017 USD $ 79.69
Anonymous Best wishes from the UK Jun 26, 2017 R 2 010.00
Ansulee Sterkte daar Jun 14, 2017 R 500.00
Tom & Monique For those who lost all Jun 13, 2017 R 5 000.00
Na Send with love xxx Jun 12, 2017 USD $ 38.75
Bette thinking about you. Jun 12, 2017 R 514.10
thibault with love from france and from bali Jun 12, 2017 R 308.46
Candida Darling our hearts are with you xx Jun 12, 2017 R 333.38
KM Love from Canada Jun 12, 2017 R 514.10
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Statistics

Donations to date

R 11 763.90

Fundraising target

R 500 000.00
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As many of you may have heard, Knysna in South Africa – the hometown of EDGE of AFRICA  was badly affected by an uncontrollable bush fire brought on by severe winds on the 7th June 2017.