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For the People of Plett

For the People of Plett

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In gale force winds, a fire from inland of the N2 near Knysna swept towards Plett. It reached the sea Cairnbrogie Estate, Solar Beach and Robberg Beach End. Many houses were lost on farms, in Kranshoek and on the South side of Plettenberg Bay.

Farmers’ livelihoods were destroyed, homes razed to the ground, families displaced. Firefighters were stretched to the limit and access was disrupted due to similar fires in Knysna. The greatest tragedy in Plett is a 24 year old man who lost his life from injuries sustained fighting the fires.

Plett has incredible fortitude and the affected families are receiving short-term support from every quarter.It will only be when the smoke is gone and the dust is settled – that families will start to realise the true extent of their losses. We will be looking to fund anything from school uniforms to replacement of firefighting equipment in the coming weeks.

Donations

Name Comment Date Amount
ANNEKATRIN SALZBRENNER Best wishes from the Salzbrenner family Jul 10, 2017 R 1 000.00
AMANDA PROUDFOOT FICHARD Best wishes from Amanda Proudfoot Fichard Jul 10, 2017 R 2 000.00
The Blersch family Best wishes from the Blersch family. Jul 10, 2017 R 5 000.00
Mike Bleyenheuft Plett has given me so much. In time I hope to give back more than this small donation. Jul 06, 2017 R 500.00
Anonymous We are indebted to you all Jun 26, 2017 R 5 000.00
Paolarion Sending Prayers and Rain from the UK... We love Garden Route .. ???? Jun 16, 2017 R 1 683.19
Marco all i can give so far, will donate more asap Jun 14, 2017 R 166.13
Anonymous . Jun 13, 2017 USD $ 41.09
Mirte Wishing strength in surviving and rebuilding. Jun 13, 2017 R 308.46
Sarah Welsch With love from San Francisco X Jun 13, 2017 R 1 280.98
Natures Valley Love Jun 12, 2017 R 2 010.00
Sarah Billson from Titchfield So saddened by this devastating news - I hope this small amount will help towards rebuilding your homes. Jun 12, 2017 R 820.19
Carol M from California Sending much love from San Francisco to Plett Jun 12, 2017 USD $ 38.75
N So much love and prayers Jun 10, 2017 R 1 000.00
Anonymous Thinking of everyone Jun 10, 2017 R 2 056.40
Magda Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of lovely Plett all the time! Jun 10, 2017 USD $ 40.64
Arabella Love to all of Plett xx Jun 10, 2017 R 2 056.40
Colleen My heart goes out to each and every victim human and animal of this tragedy. Jun 09, 2017 R 1 028.20
Dave Do the best you can with this please. Wish I could help with the labour ahead. Jun 09, 2017 R 1 000.00
Anonymous Thinking of you all. Jun 09, 2017 USD $ 81.34
Anonymous All the best down there. Jun 09, 2017 R 3 598.70
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Statistics

Donations to date

R 33 112.59

Fundraising target

R 350 000.00
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Plett People's Purse NPC

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As Per Memorandum of Incorporation - Plett People's Purse NPC: TO RAISE FUNDS TO ASSIST THE COMMUNITY OF PLETT WHERE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS REQUIRED. FUNDRAISING EVENTS OR ACTIVITY SHALL BE ANY SUCH EVENT THAT THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MAY DECIDE.