Tragic fire destroys a Durban-based children's home

Tragic fire destroys a Durban-based children's home

Tragedy struck on Tuesday night when a fire broke out at the Edith Benson Children's Home. 

Fire at Edith Benson Children's Home

The Edith Benson Children's Home is based in Sherwood and houses 57 children, who are aged between three months and five years. 

Read: Firefighters tell of 'rapid spread of fire' at Durban children's home

Fortunately, firefighters and paramedics responded to the emergency swiftly, leaving no casualties or injuries.

Videos showing the severity of the fire have been circulating on social media and pleas for help have been made.

A message has gone out asking that we, as KZN, rally in support to the kids of Edith Benson Children's Home by donating a few items that may be beneficial to the children who've lost everything in the fire.

Take a listen below as the team speaks to Councillor Warren Burne on how the children's home is doing and how you can help.

Items needed:

  • Formula 1, 2 and 3 years:  InferCare
  • Nappies, size: new to 5
  • Blankets
  • Clothing:  0 to 6
  • Sterilizer
  • Bottles for milk 
  • Cereal
  • Purity up to 6 months 
  • Wet wipes 
  • Bowls
  • Spoons 
  • Soap
  • Creams 
  • Sponges 
  • Baby baths
  • Facecloths
  • Towels
  • Bedding 
  • Blankets
  • Pillows

The Edith Benson Children's Home is the drop-off point from 9:00am today. 

Our prayers are with the staff of the children's home as we rally together in support of those innocent children who had to be rushed out of their home following the incident.

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