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Gift of the Givers arranged volunteers and helicopters with “water bombs” to protect the entire community after a fire broke out.


Gqeberha, South Africa (02 December 2022) – The Gift of the Givers has come to the rescue of Fairview after a fire broke out in an area that has been without water for three days.

According to the Gift of the Givers, the fire started 200 meters away from homes in the area and 30 meters away from a substation. The entire area had been “water shedded” for three days before the fire started and is set to continue for another two days.

“The fire was put out by the new volunteers that Gift of the Givers funded and brought in from St Frances Bay. Our team succeeded just in time to extinguish the flames.”

The incredible organisation arranged helicopters to fly over the fire with “water bombs” to protect the entire community.

Gift of The Givers Come to The Rescue in "Water Shedded" Gqeberha!
Photo Cred: Gift of the Givers

The community has reached out to thank the Gift of the Givers for assisting in their time of need.

“Thank you gift of the Givers! You have saved PE from absolute disaster! We truly appreciate your selfless service!” – Tracey Johnson.

“I live across from the quarry where water is being collected and I am in awe of your efforts and those of the pilots. Thank you!!” – Yvette Rishworth Redcliffe.

“I watched the helicopters going back and forth last night. You were all relentless with your help. We appreciate you.” – Jen Benson.

“Again, Dr Sooliman and his team come to the rescue bless them.” – Daphne Wasserman.

“Gift of the Givers putting the KIND back in HUMANKIND. Thank you.” – Fiona Chudleigh.

Sources: Gift of The Givers
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