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W Cape Flooding

Heavy rains have lashed the Western Cape, filling dams but also leaving communities devastated.

Debt Counsellors are working with volunteers and charities to try get needed supplies to those effected by the flooding.

Debt Counsellors Doing Their Part

As communities across the greater Cape Town are trying to cope with the ongoing downpours, many are sending relief supplies to assist in areas that have been hard hit.

The W. Cape town of Citrusdal has effectively been cut off from the outside world as roads have collapsed and other low lying areas near Strand, Philippi and old Crossroads have been left under several feet of water. Rivers have burst their banks and officials are urging people not to travel through flooded areas if they can stay home.

There were also some scary mudslides in the Hout Bay area and elsewhere.

Debt Counsellors, like the team at Consumer Debt Support (CDS), are gathering donations and supplies and delivering them to effected areas in and around Cape Town.

Recently, the team dropped off 6 boxes to the Strand area and 7 boxes for the Paarl area where farm areas have been hard hit. More boxes are on their way in the near future.

The Community Is Clubbing Together To Supply Items

While some volunteers have been able to physically go and assist, others have generously opened their wallets and purses and are making donations towards the need.

A popular option in rendering support has been using the meal solution: the Food Sock, where conveniently packed parcels of long lasting, tasty foodstuff is purchased and supplied to families in need.

Boxes of supplies are being gathered by Debt Counsellors to be distributed to those in need.

It is great to see Debt Counsellors not only caring for their own staff who have been affected but also reaching out to work with other charities and organisations to provide relief.

Debt Counsellors, their staff and family members are all working together to support their communities.

Great work everyone!



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