Greece is experiencing one of the worst fire disasters in its history as devastating wildfires rip through land that has been made tinder try following the hottest summer in over 30 years.
We are raising funds for the heroic Hellenic Volunteer Fire Fighters Association (HVFFA) who are fighting these fires throughout Greece. At the time of posting, Greek volunteer fire fighters faced over 150 fires in 45C+ temperatures.
Money raised will go directly to equipping the HVFFA with much needed fire fighting safety equipment for its volunteer force.
A coalition of not for profit Greek community organisations has come together on this drive.
The Greek Community of Melbourne will administer the campaign and will publish all results including details of all purchases made by the HVFFA at the conclusion of the drive.
The Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria trading as the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) is based at Level 3, 168 Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria Australia.
Our ABN is 14 004 258 360
The GCM has no formal relationship with the HVFFA although we did raise money and donated funds to that organisation in 2019 following the then Attiki fires at Mati.
The Funds raised will be used entirely on the purchase of new safety clothing and equipment for the HVFFA's volunteer staff. The funds will be paid to the HVFFA who will intern provide evidence of purchase items and relevant receipts.
The funds raised in this GoFundMe campaign will be released to the Greek Community of Melbourne's bank account and then transferred to the HVFFA's nominated bank account in Greece.
The GoFundMe money will be paired with other funds raised by the Greek Community of Melbourne in the final bank transfer.
All monies will be transferred via bank transfer.
The total funds raised, final purchases and evidence of purchases will all be made public via Media Release by the Greek Community including written advice to all donators.
The Donation will be disclosed in the 2021/22 audited set of accounts of the Greek Community of Melbourne as prepared and suited by PwC.
For more information please do not hesitate to call the Greek Community of Melbourne on +61 3 9662 2722
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