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I have just been contacted by a representative from the Stellenbosch municipality asking us to please assist with the 200 firefighters that have been battling the out of control fire in the Jonkershhoek area (between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek).

These firefighters have had no rest for 2 days and are still facing an enormous task in very difficult terrain and bad weather conditions.

Last week they were assisting in the Cape Peninsula for over a week. The have had no rest in between and are physically and mentally stretched to capacity. They are suffering from extreme dehydration and is asking us to provide them with Energade or Powerade or Rehidrate solutions to help them remain physically up to their task.

The have also asked for refresh eye ampules, sunscreen f50, AAA batteries.

And all this after having lost 2 of their colleagues in the last few days. This is an extremely difficult task for these brave men and women who are risking their lives to protect us and our property from being decimated by the fire that is slowly but surely making its way to Franschhoek.

If you can assist in any way please contact me on 0797822726

Donations can be dropped at Medicare EMR’s office in the Village Artisan in Franschhoek or the Stellenbosch Fire Department for those outside of Franschhoek area. The Municipality will collect all the donations and take it to the firefighters. Please do not take any items or donations directly to the Firefighters and do not approach the fire under any circumstances as you will put extra strain on the Fire Fighters by doing so.

We have also set up a trolly for donations at the Franschhoek family Pick ‘n Pay.

Drop off point in Paarl.

Minuteman Press Paarl is sentraal gelee in die dorp. Ons stel onsself beskikbaar as sentrale punt aan waar mense kan kom hulpmiddele aflaai en sal dit gaan aflewer by die EMR. Omdat hulle in Klapmuts is gaan mense nie sommer soontoe ry nie, ‘n sentrale punt is nodig. Ons adres is 9A Verster Straat of bel my by 021 870 1283

Monika Vermeulen

Medicare EMR



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