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Gov’t present plan for allocation of donations to combat Covid-19

Finance Minister Christos Staikouras and Health Minister Thanos Plevris presented on Wednesday the donations collected since last April in the special account for the repayment of extraordinary expenditures for the treatment of Covid-19 disease. FinMin Staikouras said, among others, that “in this critical effort, no one is left out. In …

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Priest decries “trash donations” for Crete’s earthquake victims that include dirty clothes, carnival costumes

A high-ranking priest on the island of Crete decried ‘trash” donations for the victims of the Arkalochori earthquake on September 27. On his social media account, Achimandrite Agathagellos Giannakaris posted that the among the donations sent by people form different parts of the country were “dirty underwear, damaged bed-sheets, wedding …

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Help “Ippothesis” provide shelter and hay to horses rescued from abuse

While the world is facing the challenge of a fast-spreading virus, the Greek NGO Ippothesis is facing a further challenge: feeding and caring for their equines, horses they have rescued from abuse and neglect. In this last month donations have dramatically decreased, while grant funding requests have been rejected before …

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Giannis Antetokounmpo and his family donate masks to Athens suburb

Giannis Antetokounmpo and his family donated 10,000 surgical masks for the coronavirus pandemic to Zografou, the suburb east of Athens where he started playing basketball. Giannis, Thanassis, Kostas, Alex and their mother said they wanted to acknowledge the influence of the city’s sports team, Filathlitikos, on the path of ‘the …

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Arcturos brown bears sanctuary in need of donations due to lockdown

Brown bears sanctuary Arcturos wildlife protection organization in northern Greece is asking the public for financial support following sharp revenues drop due to the lockdown imposed in the country. Visits have stopped and therefore the revenues, the organization said in a statement. Arcturos revenues derive exclusively from visits to the …

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Calls on Greek MPs, ministers to donate 50% of salary to fight COVID-19

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday urged members of his cabinet and lawmakers of ruling New Democracy to donate 50% their salary for the next two months in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic. According to the Prime Minister’s call, the money should be deposit on a special account opened …

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One more patient dies in Kastoria, local hospital appeals for donations

A 89-year-old man died in the hospital of Kastoria early Saturday. He is the fifth confirmed coronavirus victim to have died in the area and the 29. in the country since the beginning of the outbreak. He was reportedly underlying serious health problems. According to local media, the confirmed cases …

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Greeks rush to support with donations security forces deployed at Evros

Residents in north-eastern Greece are getting together tons of food and water to show their solidarity with the Greek Armed and Security forces deployed at the border with Turkey to prevent thousands of migrants crossing into Greece. The Evros Health Stores Association distributed water, food, snacks and energy drinks to …

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Union of Greek Shipowners to renovate state hospitals, donate bed linen

The Union of Greek Shipowners singed a memorandum with the Greek Health Ministry according to which they will undertake the cost for the renovation of washrooms in state hospitals in Attica as well as renew the supply of bed linen and blankets for state hospitals across the country. 2,671 washrooms(bathrooms) …

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Edessa Christmas action: The needy can take donated winter jackets from the park

In the city of Edessa, trees are adorned with jackets. No, it’s not an original Christmas decoration but a donation action for the needy of the town in West Macedonia, northern Greece. Jackets, anoraks sand overalls for children and adults will be hung on the trees a few days before …

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“Milk Christmas Tree” donations event by Metropolitan Community Clinic, Dec 14

The Metropolitan Community Clinic at Helliniko in Athens invites to the decoration of the Christmas Tree, an event aiming to build “the tallest Milk-Tree of Love and Solidarity.” The Milk Christmas Tree event is scheduled for Saturday, December 14, 2019. Guests are kindly requested to bring a special Christmas tree …

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Donations for Panagiotis-Rafail suffering from rare muscular disorder

An unprecedented expression of support to help 18-month old Panagiotis-Rafail suffering from a rare neuromuscular disorder. In just three weeks, Greeks donated so far approximately 2.3 million euros to help the toddler to receive a life-saving drug. The mobilization started after the Greek Supreme Health Council rejected the parents’ request …

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Parents of British Zakynthos assault victim donate his organs

For the parents of the 35-year-old Briton it was certainly the most difficult decision of their life. Despite their deep sorrow, they decided to donate his organs and save other people’s lives. For seven days the assault victim was fighting for his life in the intensive care of a hospital …

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Nia Vardalos, John Stamos join forces with THI to rebuild wildfires-ridden Orphanage

Actors Nia Vardalos and John Stamos have joined forces with The Hellenic Initiative to help rebuild the Lyreio Orphanage that was largely destroyed during the Athens wildfires in July. Funds raised through the online campaign will be funneled directly to the orphanage that does not receive subsidies and is funded …

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Heartbreaking dog rescue in Athens wildfires (videos, picts)

Burned and wounded, scared and hungry… a living creature with all signs of torment and suffering in the Athens wildfires. A matted dog who managed to survive after he sought refugee from the sweeping flames in a burned-out furnace in a forest in the area of Mati. The animal was …

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