Rebuild by wildfire burned property

Last week in Portugal, in the Monchique and Silves area a devastating wildfire burned down 28000 hectares of nature. Besides of the nature that has been burned, out father Jappie has lost everyting around his house.

The fire came in the evening, the wind was very hard and Jappie could do nothing but leave everything behind and flee the terrible fire..
When the danger had passed and he returned to his once so beautiful place, everything around his house had been destroyed by the sea of flames.
The ever so beautiful green valley and gardens that he has created and cared for over the years with so much love, have all been taken to the ground and left nothing but a smoldering heap of ashes.
The environment is black and also are the walls of the house.
The workshop, machines, and a beautiful collection of antique building materials are burned. Even the larger machines such as the aggregate and the tractor to work the land. There is also no electricity as all the poles and cords are burned that supply the power.

Jappie shared his beautiful place by renting out his house to tourists and getting his income from it. Due the fire, he can not rent out his place in the coming years and therefore he has no income.


With the donated money we can buy materials and machines to rebuild the workshop and the barns, so Jappie can get back to work. From there we can make the place livable again and plant new trees and plants.

We also need volunteers to help build, dig, or anything that can help to make the place a bit more like it was. We try to reach as many people as possible because together we are strong!!

Every euro helps and every share too. So everyone please donate and share our cry for help. We keep everybody informed about the progress of this project. We hope we to rebuild the place with the donations.

Together we make the difference!! SPREAD THE WORD
  • Guido Vermeulen 
    • €150 
    • 38 mos
  • Harry Blaak 
    • €500 
    • 38 mos
  • Miriam & Cees Wagenaar-Oskam 
    • €100 
    • 38 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • €50 
    • 38 mos
  • Lysette Jansen 
    • €150 
    • 38 mos
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Carmilla Meijer 
Overschie, NL
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