Walking With Fire

Good Things Guy has compiled a list of ways to help with the Cape Storm and Knysna Fire relief efforts. From helping the homeless to helping your neighbours!


Good deeds are easy to share and in times of crisis and struggle the best way to feel better is to help someone else work through the tough time.

Here is a list of things you can do today and long after the storm has passed, to help your fellow man!

  • Donate warm clothing and blankets to your local shelter for the homeless
  • Donate warm blankets, food, old dog or cat beds and kennels to animal rescue centres and shelters.
  • Cook a warm pot of soup and hand it out to people less fortunate.
  • Pay for a bed at a homeless shelter so someone can stay warm for the night.
  • If you spot a person without shelter call 107 or  0800 87 22 01, as per Love Cape Town
  • Donate old furniture and building materials so that those that have lost their homes can rebuild after the devastation
  • Help neighbours secure items
  • Take lost animals to local vets or shelters, or keep them safe in your own home.

This is a list of non-profits working with the Disaster Management teams to offer help wherever possible!

  • South African Red Cross Society
  • The Salvation Army
  • Gift of the Givers
  • HDI Support , they alleviate suffering and facilitate transformation in low-income communities by being one of the best emergency disaster relief service providers in the Western Cape.
  • George Child and Family Welfare – have created a country wide drop off point to assist with collections & distributions to those in need. If you are wanting to send donations from anywhere outside the George area, please make the appropriate arrangements as the organisation is unable to handle the logistics of a nationwide collection.

Here is a list of community-based non-government, non-profit’s and other organisations working within communities.

  • Check with your local Round Table organisations, most collect food and blankets for the area.
  • Thula Thula Hout Bay is collecting relief items for the Imizama Yethu community, see more here

There is also a few crowdfunding platforms that have been created to assist those in need.

There is a Facebook Page that has been set up for information and also a safety check-in that has been created for anyone who is looking for loved ones. Click here to access it.

If you have anymore information please list it in the comments section and we will update the list accordingly. We will try stay on top of it all!

Sources: Various (linked above)
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Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy.

Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.


  1. Drop off in Limpopo?? I am in Tzaneen and can arrange collection and maybe even transport for building materials and, furniture etc.

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