This morning, Tuesday 24th, firefighters found 30 people, families with little children, embracing each other, trapped dead in a field a few metres away from the sea. They were trying to flee fire, but they never made it.
In total, in only two days, at least 100 people have been reported to be injured and at least 74 people have been killed, but the numbers of dead people are expected to increase. People who managed to survive the fire, have lost their properties and have been left with nothing at all.
This is a national tragedy for Greece and the those who survived will soon have to face the consequences of having no home to live in.
Any monetary support would be a great help and every little counts. The Piraeus Bank of Greece together with the fire-afflicted municipality of Rafina-Pikermi has created an account in order to collect money for those affected by the fire. Here you can find a link (it is in Greek) with information on how to support those afflicted by the fire, including the information of the bank account (number 7):
ΙΒΑΝ: GR20 0172 1860 0051 8609 2291 418
Swift code: PIRBGRAA
Beneficiary: Municipality of Rafina and Pikermi
I am hoping to collect the £1000 and transfer to this account all of the money collected from this crowdfunding.
To all my British, Greek and international friends, please help us if you can. Every contribution -small or big- counts and could be making a big difference in people's lives.
Let's try to reach the target within 2 weeks. Please, also share this post to as many people as you can.
Paraskevi (Vivian) Dimou,
PhD student at the University of Liverpool-Alder Hey Children's Hospital, UK.
(I am a Greek PhD student permanently living in UK. This is an unprecedented disaster for Greece: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/greece-wildfires-live-updates-athens-latest-death-toll-news-mati-rafina-a8461271.html.
I have experienced no relative, friend or property loss, however my heart and thoughts go with those affected. I decided that I have to try and help as much as I can and this is why I have started this fundraiser. Please, help if you can.
Following the GoFundMe terms and conditions, all the donations will be withdrawn in my name and personal account before transferring to the Piraeus bank. Proof of payment will be publicly posted and will be sent to everyone when the transfer goes through.)
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