Hey everyone! As many of you know I’ve been on the island of Samos, Greece for a couple weeks volunteering with the ever growing refugee population here. There are new arrivals every day from Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, the Congo, Somalia, and more.
The conditions in the camp are unsurprisingly horrendous and the organization I’m working with, Samos Volunteers, has created some AMAZING programs/services to do at least a small amount to help. There’s a laundry service, an education program that includes classes in four different languages, fitness, dance, and music, a women’s center, and children’s activities up in the “jungle” area by the camp.
I’m SO excited to be here and be doing this work and although I’m scheduled to come home on September 10th, I’d like to extend my time here until my legal limit- October 9th. In order to do that however, I need some more money! Living expenses are pretty low here for the most part but I’m already running on fumes/credit card debt and need about $1000 for the next 7 weeks so make this plan feasible. Whatever I raise over this amount will go directly to Samos Volunteers!
Anything you can give to help no matter how small would be insanely appreciated. I’m living on less $15 a day usually so a little goes a long way! I’ve included some links below to the organization’s website and some articles about the situation here on Samos.