Monday, 24 December 2012

Mfuleni fire victims to receive Christmas gift to the value of R10 000 from Shoprite

The City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management Centre and Shoprite will assist the fire victims that lost all their belongings in a fire in Mfuleni last week.

On Monday 17 December 2012 a fire destroyed 60 wood and iron structures, resulting in the displacement of 250 people at Baba Street, Extension 6, Mfuleni.

The City assisted the fire victims with baby packs, clothing and hot meals until yesterday.

This morning the Shoprite Group of Companies sent out its soup truck to feed the fire victims.

A consignment of clothing and building kits will also be provided to the fire victims by the City’s Disaster Risk Management Centre.

Shoprite will further assist by providing the victims with food vouchers to the value of R10 000,00.

The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman Jean-Pierre Smith, will join the Divisional Finance Manager of Shoprite Western Cape for the handing over of the vouchers.

Date: Monday 24 December 2012
Time: 13:00 – 14:00
Venue: Baba Street, Extension 6, Mfuleni.

All media are welcome to attend.


Issued by: Integrated Strategic Communication and Branding Department, City of Cape Town

Source: Wilfred Solomons-Johannes, Head: Systems Integration, Special Projects & Disaster Operations, Disaster Risk Management Centre, City of Cape Town

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