To raise until 20th January the amount needed to buy gas heaters and canisters for families in the Alexandreia Refugee camp (Greece), where the temperatures are reaching -5ºC during night
Goal: to raise until January 20th the amount to buy gas heaters and canisters for families in the Alexandreia Refugee camp (Greece), where the temperatures are reaching -5ºC during night.
Minimum amount to collect: 1,200 euros (15 heaters - 15 families or 85 canisters)
Desired value: 2,000 euros (25 heaters - 25 families or 140 canisters)
Fantastic value: anything that is more than 2,000 euros and that will help in the weekly purchase of gas canisters
"Nobody makes a bigger mistake than doing nothing because they can only do a little" - Edmund Burke
I have no doubt that most of us do not hesitate to help when we know that that help really makes a difference. It is difficult to be sure that the donation will actually improve one's life.
I can assure you from my own experience that the sum that will be raised could not be better applied by improving the very difficult day-to-day life of the refugees from Alexandreia Camp (mostly from Syria), but also from the merchants and Producers from that Greek city.
Regardless of the opinion that each of us has about the arrival of refugees/emigrants to Europe and the EU policy on this subject, the reality is that we are talking about thousands of human beings who, at this moment, are in difficult conditions, scattered across fields in a country that is living a serious economic crisis.
Greece is not in a position to help these families more that it does, and the EU and the UN are very slow and are failing to share these expenses.
This is where the various NGOs, with their volunteers, REALLY make a difference in the lives of these families.
The NGO that will receive the money is Refugees Support Europe with which I volunteered in November. This NGO does a wonderful job. I have seen how donations are applied. I confirmed how the donations that this NGO receives are crucial in the lives of these families, making A DIFFERENCE.
The money collected will be used to purchase gas heaters and/or canisters for the tents and containers of households. A large part has already received heaters but new families are arriving for which it is necessary to arrange the same solution urgently. While government institutions have been bureaucratic for months about who will be responsible for the costs of a definitive solution to the cold, families are suffering a lot and it is these donations to this NGO that are literally saving them.
A little of ours will make a big difference to these families and also in the small Greek city of Alexandreia where all products are bought from local merchants. The economic crisis is having a big impact in this city and the crisis of the refugees is not helping.
A little for us, a lot for them! One day we can be us with our family.