IMPORTANT: Please donate directly (not via this site) via paypal: [email protected]
There sadly- and very very annoyingly- has been continued problems with fraudulent payments and my fund raising accounts payment system now has very very high fraud security filters. This means many normal cards are also currently being rejected.
Because of this, I have had to stop all donations via this site and am asking everyone to donate via paypal, using the email address: [email protected]
All money to paypal gets channeled to a separate bank account dedicated to this cause.
If you cannot do this, please feel free to contact me directly about payments.
Massive big big ongoing thanks to you stars! ;0 Because of you this has all been possible!!!!
In total, you donated over 13,000euro so far, getting hundreds of life jackets to children, women and men making this crossing, which is an incredible incredible feat. Thank you once more!
It doesnt stop here. The boats are still coming. If you feel you are in a position to donate something just now, it will go directly to the shops that supply good quality life jackets to subsides the prices for refugees. Thank you in advance, you have made wonderful things happen so far, we can carry on doing this together xx
A lot of the shops in the west coast of Turkey are sold out of real life jackets- now that that the tourist season is over. Fakes are left for the refugees. We know of the boats going down, often as they happen, from refugee friends in Turkey. News spreads fast- they are always someones friends, or friends of friends or family. Me and one friend are working alone to keep people alive in the Bodrum crossing. This can be through advise on life jackets, advise on weather at sea and if storms are coming, making sure they have the right numbers to call if they get into trouble, etc.
Rough seas are here, the challenges and dangers for refugees are worsening. We need all the help we can to do this. My money is almost out now, and that is a petriying thing. What we do feels like a drop in the ocean sometimes, but when its one persons life, it is bigger than the world..
There are only 2 of us doing this and our only support is you (we have tried to get bigger help, but large NGOs aren't interested/cant help) xxx Any support at all is really really helpful and appreciated. We are almost out of our current funds. Im sure will be able, and are, saving lives through this.
We do this voluntarily, and all travel, etc is paid out of our own pockets. Every penny goes on helping keeping the guys out there safe.
My friend on Kos told me she helped a man get on a boat the other day that arrived in the night. In the rocky sea, he watched two of his children fall of the side and immediately disappear into the black waters. He couldn’t swim himself, and the sea was too rough anyway. There was nothing he could do to save them. There are many waiting on Kos for their families and friends to turn up who were meant to leave weeks ago but their boats never arrived. My friend in Turkey told me a load of boats will be leaving soon- families included. The sea is very rough already. I don’t want to think how many wont make it. Way too many men, women and children have already been lost to the sea here. But we can help change that number together.
We desperately need your support now, as the refugee crisis gets even more severe in terms of dangers and risk of death as winter quickly approaches
Thank you so much for everything you can give xx
UPDATE! 2,000 Euros was reached in first week alone! The needs in Kos are endless with hundreds of refugees arriving every day, and little-to no support from authorities/aid organisations. Lets keep going and take over as much as we can!!! We can do this together! xxxxxx THANK YOU