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Cape Town -  The recent fires in Wupperthal, a historical village near Clanwilliam, caused devastation to over 60 shops and homes, leaving at least 200 people homeless. The fire left the community desperate for assistance and in dire need of the basic essentials.

Together with Fruitful Futures, Stor-Age Self Storage opened all fourteen of their Western Cape facilities to act as drop off points for donations from the public. The response was overwhelming, as numerous Stor-Age units filled within days of the call for assistance, with items ranging from clothing and toiletries, to blankets and other basic essentials.

A delivery of 48 boxes of clothing has already been dispatched to Wupperthal, with more donations still being sorted through. The positive response from the public has surpassed expectations and additional donations will be delivered to those affected by the devastation of the fires in the Overstrand area as well as the Wupperthal community.

Stor-Age spokesperson Chris Oosthuizen said: "The support we have seen from communities and businesses across the Western Cape in aid of the devastating Wuppertal fire has been truly inspirational. A number of Stor-Age units have been overflowing with donations and we thank each and every person who took the time out to donate to this very important cause."

Those wishing to still donate to the Wuppertal community can visit Stor-Age Durbanville at 200 Pinehurst Drive and Okavango Road, Durbanville, he said.