Rebuild Athens Orphanage

$3,400 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 48 people in 1 month
On July 23rd, a small town of Mati, located 18 miles east of Athens, was devastated by one of Greece's worst wildfires. More than 80 people died in this tragedy. 

The fire nearly completely burnt a monastery (Monastery of the Holy Trinity) and an orphanage Lyreio in Neos Voutzas, which was home to 45 children. Thankfully all residents and guests were able to leave in time, but the buildings were destroyed and need to be completely rebuilt. One of the most immediate needs is restoration of water and electricity and purchase of vans which were also lost in the fire. After that will come the buildings restoration and replacement of all the content (furniture, clothes, equipment).

The Lyreio Orphanage is run by Orthodox nuns and provides home to children from birth until adulthood. They depend only on community support and private donations. This fundraiser is our small effort to help rebuild the monastery by raising funds in America, and hopefully beyond.

My name is Agata McCutcheon. My Greek friends close to the monastery/orphanage asked me to help raise awareness and raise funds for rebuilding.  

Please give generously. 

And then please share this message with several of your friends, asking them to do the same. Thank you for your generosity and help.
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August 8th update on the fundraiser:
Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all who donated!

I just wanted to share with you that your donations will make a huge difference. There was news in Greek media about famous philanthropies and donors stepping up to help, so many small donors stayed away. Well, my friends close to the monastery tell me that nothing concrete (of these large donations) materialized in the bank accounts of the Orphanage as of yet, and the Abbess is facing a big problem: these big pledges scared away the small donors and there is nothing to actually help them.... Please donate $5, $10 and reach out to all who may be willing to do the same. Giving from our 'poverty' is much more precious than giving from great abundance of the rich and famous...
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$3,400 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 48 people in 1 month
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Dave Komula
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Philip Goh
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Yana Patridge
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Dorota Müller
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Zoe Chrissoveloni
19 days ago
Agata McCutcheon
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27 days ago
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