Emergency: Help Stop the Cape Fires
This entry was posted on March 3, 2015.
Since Sunday, 1 March 2015, fires have been raging in the Silvermine and Muizenberg mountain area as well as Noordhoek and Lakeside. By Tuesday, the fires had spread to Tokai forest, Constantia Nek and Kalk Bay.
Countless families and businesses have had to evacuate their homes and offices to reach safety. Others are hard at work – volunteers and firefighters alike - to put a stop to the blazing fires.
Apart from the human lives at stake, the indigenous animals that make fynbos their habitat are in serious danger as well.
Sustainable.co.za have made donations in aid of the emergency and some of our team members are currently on the front line trying to put a stop to the fires.
Sustainable.co.za and the communities in the southern suburbs of Cape Town are calling for help. This is what you can do:
Monetary Donations to Fuel Helicopters and Support VWS
At the moment the fire fighters' most important requirement is money to fuel their vehicles. Donate on Give and Gain (Wildfire). Bank Deposits or EFT Payments can also be made to:
- Volunteer Wildfire Services
- Branch: Foreshore
- Branch Code: 108309
- Account Number: 1083321226
Donation Drop-off Points & Collections
If you would like to make a donation of food, cool drinks, etc for the firefighters you can contact the Noordhoek Community Forum for details. They are also looking for sunscreen – keep an eye on the community page to see updates for what items are needed.
Bandaris(Halaal) in Fish Hoek is running a special to help the firemen (aside from their generous contributions-6 large tandoori chicken plus 5kg tandoori chicken-donated from their meat supplier). If you order more than R200 today they will also donate 1/2 a tandoori chicken to Fish Hoek Fire Station.
Dash Delivery will help with free delivery of donations given by restaurants. Contact them to arrange.
False Bay Veterinary Clinic - 69 Main Road, Muizenberg:
They will be clearing their schedules today to help treat any injured wildlife found in the aftermath of the fire. They will also be assisting the SPCA with a search and rescue operation once affected areas have been secured. If you find any wildlife requiring assistance, please call them on 021-788 1172.
Tears Animal Rescue & Deep South Animal Educare are on standby with a vet. Contact: Luke Kruyt - 071 864 4849 / Jaque Le Roux - 071 351 9914.
There will probably be more snake sightings due to the fires.
These are the snake handlers closest to Noordhoek: Justin Tracey (074 6435499), Stephen Moll (071 970 3867), and Vard (082 539 4452). They are part of a reputable and registered organisation dealing with reptiles.
Estelle Van Der Merwe (0834443450) and Michelle (0828063436) are a qualified veterinary nurses and will provide help at any time to any animals in need.
Please remember if you find any tortoises after the fire in Kommetjie to bring them to Dr Karyn Levy at Noordhoek Veterinary Clinic or your closest vet if they injured.
Please take note that due to the current state of emergency there is a backlog of queries that will be unable to processed at this time. We promise to attend to every request and query related to the Sustainable.co.za online store as soon as the emergency has resolved
We thank you in advanced for your commitment, support, and patience!