Saturday, September 01, 2007

International donations for Greek fires

Several folks have been wondering about how to donate from abroad to help provide relief assistance for the Greek fires. The following U.S.-based organizations have programs directly benefiting fire victims and reforestation efforts in Greece:

International Orthodox Christian Charities – a Baltimore, MD based organization that is providing emergency relief supplies and technical assistance to the fire victims.

The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (a Washington, D.C. based organization) has set up the AHEPA emergency Greek fire relief fund to channel donations directly to the local relief efforts in Greece.

The World Council of Hellenes Abroad (a Chicago, IL based organization) has set up a fund to provide for reforestation of burnt regions in Greece.

Many thanks to the people and countries all over the world who have expressed their concern, condolences, and who have provided assistance in fighting the fires and sending aid to the victims.

EDIT: I Help Greece has been set up to handle international donations via credit card directly into the fund to aid fire-stricken areas set up by the Ministry of Economy and Finance. This account is intended to assist fire victims and restore materials damaged.

From within Greece you can make donations at any bank into account number 2341103053.

2 comments:

Scruffy said...

Mel,

I know that many countries have been helping and donating as well. Since you are a military spouse, you may be interested in knowing also that the US Navy Military Base in Souda Bay, Crete has been invaluable in assisting the Greeks with the fires in Crete. Here's the link if you are interested in hearing about this. Unfortunately, I have not heard anything on Greek TV about this.

http://www.news.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=31545

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