In early August 2020, the Greek island of Evia was hit by a catastrophic flood that killed eight people and caused incalculable destruction. In the wake of the disaster, residents found their homes and possessions destroyed. They were left to wonder how they could ever recover from this catastrophe.
The flooding was caused by the extraordinary amounts of rainfall that fell over a relatively short period of time. While the weather forecast had called for 63 mm (2.5 inches) of rain, Evia was deluged by 300 mm (11.8 inches) in just 8 hours, making the natural disaster one of the most devastating in the region’s history.
Upon seeing the aftermath of the destruction, cafe owner and amateur mechanic Vasilis Papanikitas decided to cancel his summer holiday, assembled a team of like-minded individuals and set out to try and help save some of the cars that got severely damaged by the flood.
The reality of repairing these water-logged cars is very different from working in the average garage, and requires time to come up with ingenious solutions to difficult problems. Unfortunately most of the cars are in serious need of replacement parts such as spark plugs, electronic modules, motor oil, etc.
We are humbled to request for your contribution so that we can be able to purchase the required parts and proceed with the repairs of the cars.