Canada Caring - Helping Refugees
We all saw the image of the little boy on the beach and our hearts broke a little. We felt sad and helpless. What could we do?
Every day thousand of refugees arrive on the island of Lesvos in Greece but there are currently no major aid organizations taking care of them.
The people who greet the refugees on the beach and provide dry clothing and food are all local residents and volunteers from around the world who have travelled on their own to help the refugees.
On November 15th, Laurie Cooper and Ellen Fulton are travelling to Greece to spend two weeks helping in the refugee camps. We are covering our own travel expenses, but we could use your help.
How can you help?
- Donate funds to help the group buy the supplies they need - food, blankets, tents, clothing
- Donate badly needed items - emergency blankets, rain ponchos, warm socks.
-Join us on the trip! If you would like to find out how you can volunteer in Greece, please contact us or visit
You can find out more about the work we will be doing here:
Join our Canada Cares on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/918609831508369/
Article in the New Yorker about refugees on Lesvos - http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/an-island-of-refugees
Thank you for caring!
Laurie & Ellen
Please share the link on your FB page. We are very happy to be able to bring some warmth, food and comfort to these people as they start their long journey through Europe.
Ellen Fulton and I will be leaving on November 15th. We will be taking items that are not available on Lesvos - emergency blankets, rain ponchos - and purchasing other items and food when we arrive.
Thank you for your support of our efforts!