WHERE WE HAVE WORKED

CityHope Disaster Relief’s impact stretches far and wide, and even though our focus is on the initial response, the hope that is brought during these times of crisis is lasting!

South Sudan – October 2018

South Sudan currently faces a humanitarian disaster of unmitigated magnitude. A disaster that's incomprehensible to those of us who take for granted necessities like food and shelter. CityHope Disaster Relief (CHDR) refused to let this disaster go unheeded. How We...

Denver Fires – May 2018

In May this year, an accidental fire began in the informal community of Denver, just outside the central CBD area of Johannesburg. Approximately 64 shacks were burnt to the ground, leaving over 121 families destitute as a result. Many babies, toddlers and young...

Edith Benson Children’s Home

In March 2018, the famous Edith Benson Children's Home in Sherwood, Durban caught fire causing major damage and destruction to a central part of the home. Gratefully, the children and those who care for them escaped harm despite the deathly blaze. Dozens of small...

Dunoon Fire Disaster

On Tuesday 13th March, a fire incident was reported in Ususaza Road in Dunoon, Western Cape. Cityhope’s General Manager, Lori Reardon was notified on the 17th March 2018 and activated to undertake a coordinated response on 19th March 2018. The contact person was...

Vaal District

Cornerstone Church based in Bedfordview made contact with our team just before Christmas to report a Tornado which ravaged a community in the Vaal district in Gauteng. According to reports, almost 500 people were displaced by the tornado which destroyed homes and...

Clare Estate Fires

11 November 2017 - A massive blaze started by a single candle having gone astray, caused widespread chaos this past weekend at the informal settlement in Clare Estate, Durban. More than 70 homes were burnt to the ground, resulting in 933 people being...

Nazareth Floods

Torrential storms affected hundreds in October 2017. Many families faced the catastrophic side effects of the heavy downpour including damage to their homes; landslides and loss of personal belongings. How We Helped Responding to a call for help from a local in the...

Inanda Valley

In the township of Inanda Valley in KZN, word broke out that a small family's home had been destroyed by a freak storm In September 2017. The roof of their home had been blown off by gale force winds, leaving the family destitute. How We Helped We sent our team...

Somalia

In August 2017 a CityHope Disaster Relief response team travelled back to Mogadishu, Somalia to assist a local NGO by providing 14 tonnes of food relief to the starving communities. How We Helped Our teams arrived onsite and documented how war-torn the country was and...

Knysna Fire Disaster

The entire country came to a standstill in June 2017 when we learnt of the widespread fire disaster that had engulfed much of the beautiful town of Knysna - June 2017. Over 500 homes had been burnt to the ground and families had been left with very little. A...

Cato Manor Fire

The eThekwini Disaster Management team called out to CHDR to assist 30 families affected by fires in Cato Crest & Cato Manor. Team leader, Rob Taylor met with Malcolm Canham (Senior Coordinator, eThekwini Disaster Management) and Ward Counsellor Veli...

Factory Fire in Rossburgh

Emergency response organisations rushed to Rossburg following a massive blaze that broke out in a container terminal at the Durban Harbour. Hundreds of people were evacuated from the scene. Over 70 firefighters were deployed and despite their best efforts...

Chappus – Umhlanga Rocks Fire

A fire destroying 40 shacks caused devastation to a small community in the informal area of Chappus in Umhlanga Rocks near the N2 freeway. The start of the fire was unknown but the blaze soon became uncontrollable. Fortunately no one was hurt in the...

Carletonville Fire

Our general manager received a call from a community member within a small informal settlement known as “Slovo” near Carletonville in Gauteng. The lady named “Tabitha” was distraught following a fire which took place in her home village destroying nearly...

Durban Flood Victims

The Challenge With heavy snow and excessive rains this weekend, severe flooding has been caused with flash floods in some parts of the province, with the greater Durban area being the most affected. Response WE WILL BE RESPONDING TO FLOOD VICTIMS THROUGH...

Malawi Drought Response

The Challenge Malawi Drought Response | From experiencing floods a year ago, to now facing a severe drought, CityHope is responding once again in partnership with Future Life and City Logistics in committing to send food aid to Malawi. Response...

Durban Informal Settlement Fire | July 2016

The Challenge Durban informal settlement fire leaves scores homeless. Around 200 people have been left homeless after 80 shacks were destroyed in a fire in Sea Cow Lake, north of Durban yesterday. Response CityHope Disaster Relief is sending 300 blankets...

Hillcrest Aids Center

The Challenge Having received 100 boxes of Doves Hygiene Wipes from their donor, Premier FMCG, newly appointed General Manager of Cityhope Disaster Relief, Lori Reardon and our team decided to call upon The Hillcrest Aids Centre to donate the wipes to both...

St. Monica’s Children’s Home

The Challenge Following a fire which burnt down parts of the St. Monica’s Children’s Home on the Bluff, Cityhope Disaster Relief based in Hillcrest were called on to assist. Response The home’s director Althea Govender informed CityHope’s team that some of...

Vryheid Water Shortage Response

The Challenge Following the plight of those directly affected by the alarming drought conditions in South Africa, Cityhope Disaster Relief’s team based in Hillcrest responded to urgent calls for assistance by local church groups in Vryheid where conditions...

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