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#Knysna burning - Fire Relief

#Knysna burning - Fire Relief

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Up to 10,000 people have been evacuated and some have lost everything they own. The Backabuddy Team received sad news on the 7th of June, that one of our colleague’s family home and restaurant burnt down during the storm. We have decided to set up a camapaign and do what we can to support the families that have been affected by this devastation. 

At the time of writing, we are receiving some coverage of the safety of loved-ones in the media. However, most of the area (and surrounds) have no power, so direct contact is nearly impossible. While we know that many people are being housed in community halls and other facilities, the strong winds are making it nearly impossible for helpcopters to extinguish the fire.

"My mind and body are far away, but my heart is in Knysna and Plett. In moments like this, the feelings of powerlessness are overwhelming." BackaBuddy Staff Member

If you know anyone in Knysna who has been affected and would like to show your support, please make a contribution to our campaign. All funds raised will go directly to the Gift of the Givers that have dispatched support teams that are on the ground in Knysna assisiting. 

Donations

  • Sep 20, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "wishing all of the families strength to get their lives back on track " - warren lurie

  • Jul 10, 2017 - R 1 925.00
  • "Wishing you all the very best" - ConnectNet PTY LTD

  • Jun 19, 2017 - R 3 010.00
  • "Supporting our fellow Bed & Breakfast members." - National Accommodation Association - SA

  • Jun 19, 2017 - R 510.00
  • "Keep up the good work" - Saraswatee Jhina

  • Jun 19, 2017 - R 1 010.00
  • "Great Job" - Bina Jhina

  • Jun 14, 2017 - R 1 028.20
  • "Thank you for caring for others" - Ben

  • Jun 11, 2017 - R 2 570.50
  • "Ek dink aan almal wat deur hierdie verskriklike gebeure geraak is." - Wynand Theron

  • Jun 10, 2017 - R 1 028.20
  • "Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. " - Anonymous

  • Jun 09, 2017 - R 565.51
  • "You are in our prayers" - Juan-Pierre & Nicolene

  • Jun 09, 2017 - R 1 028.20
  • "Stay strong Knysna " - Dean

  • Jun 09, 2017 - R 102.82
  • "May God be with all of you " - Karin Eloff

  • Jun 09, 2017 - R 102.82
  • "This area of South Africa is so close to my heart, my thoughts and prayers are with all those (both human and animal) affected." - Kathy Smit

  • Jun 09, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "..." - Irshad

  • Jun 09, 2017 - USD $ 27.84
  • "My prayers are with you" - Anonymous

  • Jun 09, 2017 - R 510.00
  • "You are in our prayers" - Plumbou Loodgieters

  • Jun 08, 2017 - R 205.64
  • "You are in our prayers " - LT

  • Jun 08, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "All our prayers goes to the people in the Knysna area. " - C&C

  • Jun 08, 2017 - R 50.00
  • "All is well for there is a god above " - Anonymous

  • Jun 08, 2017 - R 1 000.00
  • "Our prayers be with you" - Shaun Bester

  • Jun 08, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "sending strength" - Clowes

  • Jun 08, 2017 - R 210.00
  • "Good luck. Thanks to the people on the ground helping too." - Tina Brown

  • Jun 08, 2017 - R 308.46
  • "Thinking and praying for all families ?" - Louisa en Jandre

  • Jun 08, 2017 - R 1 028.20
  • "My heart goes out to the Victims of Knysna. " - Susan ROux

  • Jun 08, 2017 - R 110.00
  • "Good luck, thinking of all the families in Knysna, stay strong." - Dane

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 18 691.80

Fundraising target

R 20 000.00
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The Gift of the Givers Foundation is the largest disaster relief organisation of African origin on the African continent. We have delivered over R2 billion in aid to 42 countries around the world, including South Africa.