Firefighter David loves to do his daily run along the Black River in the mornings, inspired by HelpUp; he decided to volunteer to help them clean it.


Cape Town, South Africa – Help Up is an organisation that works to clean up problem areas that are littered or polluted by using pledges they receive from the public to pay people that need employment. The people are paid to work on these areas for a few hours. Help Up is managed by Georgia Mctaggart who gets stuck in with the people that help.

They often work on cleaning up the Black River in Cape Town but have also taken their fight against river pollution to the streets of the Cape Town CBD.

Recently the organisation celebrated one of their volunteers, a firefighter from the NCC Environmental Services.

“Meet Abdoul Bahati Dawood, or David as he likes to be known,

Most days he works as one of the few top specialised wildland firefighters in South Africa.

When he is not beating fires into submission, David loves nothing more than jogging from his home in Salt River to join us for a Sunday Black River clean up!”

David’s dedication to the cause has inspired the team to share their thanks for his efforts.

“David is in the Eastern Cape working on some fire stuff so won’t be able to join our two cleanups this weekend but he will be with us in spirit. I always feel safer in the river when David is on a Help Up clean up crew! Thank you, David, for all that you do for the environment!”

To find out more about how to get involved with Help Up, check out their Facebook page.

Sources: Facebook 
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