Thursday 8 June 2017
URGENT #CapeRelief fund launched by #OperationSA
#OperationSA and the Al-Imdaad Foundation have launched an urgent appeal for funds to assist victims of the devastating storms and fires in the Western Cape.
#CapeRelief was set up this morning in response to calls for assistance from thousands affected by the storms in and around Cape Town and by the fires in Knysna.
“Our target is to raise at least R1-million within 24 hours,” said Yusuf Abramjee from
“The money will go directly to the Al-Imdaad Foundation who have teams on stand-by to buy essential items such as food, blankets and clothing. We will deliver the aid without delays,” said Abramjee.
“We also have volunteers who will distribute the much needed aid,” he added.
#OperationSA raised almost R14-m earlier this year to assist the victims of the Syrian war. Six charities benefitted.
“We appeal to South Africans to again open their hearts and dig deep into their pockets and let’s assist those affected by the storms and fires. They need our help and they need it now,”
“We have a 100% donation policy,” he added.
Yaseen Theba from #OperationSA said pledges would be taken via SMS, WhatsApp and email.
Details for pledges.
You can also pledge via the website: www.operationsa.org
Updates on the total pledge will be posted on the website regularly.
Qari Ziyaad Patel from the Al-Imdaad Foundation said: “We cannot sit back and watch the devastation. We need to help those in need with urgency and we appealing to South Africans to open support #CapeRelief
“We also want corporates to donate. We challenge them to pledge and continue making a difference,” Patel said. “Let’s act and act now!”
Abramjee called on NGO’s, community groups, religious organizations to also mobilize.
Tax certificates available on request. Please email proof of payment together with the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Donor/Company name in which 18a must be made out.
2. Donor/Company Income Tax Number.
3. Postal Address.
4. Email address.
5. Contact Details.
Account details for donations:
First National Bank
Branch: 220325 (Estcourt)
Reference: AIF21698 Cape Relief
(Note that we are collecting Lillah and Sadaqah only for this project)
www.operationsa.org / www.alimdaad.com
*Yusuf Abramjee cell 082 4414 203
*Yaseen Theba 064 4000 000
*Qari Ziyaad Patel (082) 7867755