A call to donate food and other essentials to victims of a devastating fire in Hout Bay has been met with an overwhelming response from staff and students.
In March thousands of residents from Imizamo Yethu lost their homes when the fire swept through the area.
Two Accounting students, Luchulumanco Nanto and Siziphiwe Refiloe Dlulane then started a campaign in aid of victims of the fire.
The students appealed to the CPUT community to assist and a call for assistance was sent to students via Whatsapp groups. The students were also interviewed on a number of radio stations.
The CPUT community opened their hearts and made donations to the tune of about R10 000.
The donations were recently handed over to residents of Imizamo Yethu.
“When we took the donations to Imizamo Yethu one of the residents told us they were like babies who were learning to walk again and that the donations came at a very critical time. The donations included food, clothing, blankets, sanitary pads and other items. I would really like to thank the CPUT community. The residents were very grateful,” says Nanto.
More donations have since been received and these will also be handed over to the community.