Charity comes to the aid of IY fire victims

The International WeLoveU Foundation handed out kitchen starter kits to IY residents affected by the most recent fire in the area.

A charity has donated basic essentials to Imizamo Yethu residents still recovering from a fire.

The International WeLoveU Foundation gave kitchen starter kits, including a stove, pots, plates, bowls and cutlery, to 78 affected households on Thursday November 3.

Two men died in the fire that swept through Imizamo Yethu in the early hours of Sunday September 18, destroying more than 100 shacks, and leaving hundreds homeless (Two dead, hundreds homeless in IY fire,” Sentinel, September 23)

Community leader Kenny Tokwe, said donation would bring some relief to the victims of the fire.

“There is at least something for our people to smile about because for some it has been really tough, but this will bring them some joy, and we are very grateful for the help and support from the foundation.”

The foundation’s Cape Town branch assistant manager, Lutho Mayeko, said fire-stricken families often found themselves with plenty of food from donors but nothing to cook it with.

“That is why we thought it was best to provide a kitchen starter kit. Since the fire victims lost almost everything, we hope that this donation comes at a meaningful time as they recover from the effects of the fire,” he said.

Community leader Kenny Tokwe with some helping hands from the International WeLoveU Foundation’s Cape Town branch.

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