Cafda hit hard by storm damage

Cafda suffered extensive damage to their property in a storm.

The Cape Flats Development Association (CAFDA),in Schaapkraal, suffered a huge blow after a strong gust of wind damaged its administration building, the recreation hall and one of the organisation’s vehicles, on Monday August 17.

The storm also caused damage to two timber structures, which were used as a classroom for hard skills training and for on-site storage facilities to accommodate donations for a bric-a-brac store in Retreat.

It will cost more than R390 000 to repair the damage caused by the storm, said Mark Rossouw, chairman of Cafda’s governing board.

“The loss of these storage units/classrooms along with the stock, which included donated furniture and clothing is the most significant,” he said.

“Our insurance will cover most of the repairs to the hall, main building and vehicle, but the storage facilities and stock will not be covered due to the makeshift nature of the facilities.

“The loss of the stock is particularly detrimental as it would have formed part of our revenue, which has been hard hit by lockdown. The damaged and lost clothing and blankets also formed part of our disaster relief programme,” said Mr Rossouw.

They are urging anyone who can help, to contribute to their funding, or to donate clothing, furniture and blankets.

“Donations of shipping containers will also be welcomed as the containers will be able to ease our plight in terms of storage,” he said.

* Cafda relocated from 8th Avenue, Grassy Park, to Schaapkraal in June 2017.

Their services include: social development, welfare services, HIV/Aids education, after schools programme (junior resource), job readiness programme, hard skills training (electrical, welding and plumbing) as well as feeding the community.

If anyone wants to support Cafda contact Lee-Anne Kelly
on 062 685 0176 or call the
switchboard on 021 706 2050.