Blazing, destructive wildfires ravaged the Garden Route district in October with the death toll rising to seven, sadly including toddlers, a baby and pregnant woman. Courageous and selfless firefighters from the area put their lives at risk for days on end to battle the fiery inferno.
Their hard work and dedication to their imperilling occupation didn’t go unnoticed. Johannesburg-based humanitarian organisation, Ashraful Uloom was moved by the sheer bravery of these heroic men and women, and wanted to acknowledge their efforts and show their appreciation.
A team from Ashraful Uloom travelled from Johannesburg to George to prepare a special meal of gratitude for the unflagging smoke soldiers from ‘Working on Fire’. Operation Feed-a-fighter took place on 4 November 2018 at the Rosemoor Stadium in George, where the firemen had been staying in tented camps.
Partnering with the local counsellors and staff from the George Municipality, Ashraful Uloom volunteers prepared 700 meals for 400 firefighters. The fatigued firemen took a little time off from their civic duty to breathe out and enjoy beef burgers, boerewors rolls and drinks, all sponsored by the Muslim-run organisation.
Ashraful Uloom wanted these Western Cape warriors to know that their work, time and exertion were highly valued and appreciated by the rest of the country, and as they go face-to-face with life-threatening flames, they are in our prayers. The organisation would also like to thank Lameez Abrahams from the mayor’s office in George for all her assistance in bringing this project together.
Natural disasters are not preventable, however, when our country is in the hands of experienced, persevering and faithful men and women like these, together we will be able to get through the worst.
For more information on Ashraful Uloom, please contact Moulana Suhail Wadee on 083 324 2853 or email email@example.com