Thank you very much, all of you lovely people!
Good news: "our" refugees have shoes!
Thanks to the efforts and contributions of Kos Solidarity, Nisyros Supports Refugees (NSR), former volunteers, the refugees themselves and... you!
Therefore this Crowd-funding stops.
For other basic needs, like food, hot water and more, the new crowd-fund has been launched: https://gogetfunding.com/help-refugees-at-kos-gree...
Contributions remain more than welcome!! We can keep on helping! By giving, sharing, helping out - and by choosing wise politicians and governments! Thank you very much, once again. So much gratitude!
At Kos, Greece, closeby one of the UNHCR Refugees camps, volunteers (from Kos Solidarity) came across another 300 refugees. There was no place at the camps for them, they have made sort-of-tents in half broken down buildings. Feeling lonesome and forgotten, trying to stay warm and dry enough. The volunteers help where they can.
Now that winter is coming - and it's gonna get nasty- they are still walking on half ruined shoes and flip flops, simply because they don't have anything else. There's lack of warm clothes too.
Now here's the good news: You can help them - already the amount of € 15 is enough for:
Good shoes. Warm feet. Knowing the world cares!
Now how's the money-flow gonna go?
You can donate €15, or any amount. It can be less, yet of course more is incredibly welcome. The quicker the better, because it's getting colder by the day! Paypal donations can be used directly, so wonderful if you can do that! Other donations take at least 7 days to come in. Yet very welcome anyway!!
The money coming in at the bank account (which you can also use directly: it's NL19 ASNB 0879 7235 99, to G. Kramer and you can mention 'shoes for refugees') flows directly to Kos Solidarity. We chose this funding platform to have the lowest possible fees, in order to get as many good shoes as possible - and when more is funded also warm jackets and trousers.
Want to know more?
Here's what Renata Papakosta, volunteer Kos Solidarity) told:
'We have almost 300 men in the camp in Kos - and who knows how many more all around -without shoes. Alternatively we could ask for shoes directly, but i this will cost more in the transportation. I've already found good new shoes for 15 euro each. Also we need jackets and trousers.
These people (the 300) are not inside the hotspot (UNHCR-camps) because there are not enough places for them. They are 50 meters below, forgotten completely by everyone. The first time we went, they asked us just to visit them once a week just to know that somebody knows that they exist!!!!
For all the people (almost half with scabies) 8 showers and 6 toilets
After we succeed to dress and shoe them, we'll try to improve the kitchen story, first with supplies and then with installations. We already took the ok from the hotspot which is exactly above.
Watch the size of the packet, measuring with the hand. And most of the days its potato in the lunch and pasta (which they are not used to eat) in the night. So they cook by themselves ... or buy something with this 3 euro the UN gives them per day. And they cook super, we ate many times together, and they should open a restaurant (lol).'