It'll take eight months to rebuild Clothing Bank gutted by fire, says co-founder
The Clothing Bank building in Thornton, Cape Town caught fire on Sunday resulting in the building being condemned, including their R10m worth of stock.
The Clothing Bank is the women's empowerment enterprise offering them life skills training which focuses on the selling of clothing.
Co-founder Tracey Gilmore says there are close to 400 women who depend on the stock that comes to the organisation.
The cause of the fire is still unknown.
The women in our programme are right now quite anxious about this tragedy that happened over the weekend.Tracey Gilmore, Co-founder - The Clothing Bank
It's going to take about eight months to rebuild.Tracey Gilmore, Co-founder - The Clothing Bank
We have an amazing relationship with all South Africa's retailers, they are all supportive. We just received a major shipment from the Foschini Group.Tracey Gilmore, Co-founder - The Clothing Bank
The Clothing Bank is asking members of the public to donate clean second-hand, good quality clothing and drop them off at any large Woolworths store as they have Clothing Bank collection bins.
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