Varympompi on fire, photographed by Kosmas Koumianos
Greece is currently battling over 100 fires and needs every bit of help she can get. Over the last couple of weeks Greece has been experiencing its worst heatwave in more than three decades, temperatures reached 45°C in some regions and have dried out our very dense pine forests making it very easy for the fire to spread very fast. Hundreds of houses and many villages have been destroyed by the blazes in the island of Evia, the northern suburbs of Athens and the Peloponnese. Athens is engulfed in smoke, the Greek health authority reported levels of up to 465 micrograms of fine dust per cubic meter in the city center, the EU limit is 50 micrograms. Thousands of people have fled their homes, thousands of animals have been burned alive or suffocated by the smoke and over 200.000 acres of forest land have been reduced to ashes.
Here are some ways you can help:
➔ If you are able to, please donate to the Hellenic Red Cross with the indication Πυρκαγιές or Wildfires :
Αρ. Λογ/σμού: 0026.0240.30.0201205013
Swift Code: ERBKGRAAXXX
➔ You can support the reforestation in the affected areas by donating here
➔ You can also donate to our veterinary volunteers, this animal shelter or this shelter that help stray animals and animals that have been affected by the fire. The first shelter has been burned to the ground. Thankfully the animals are safe, but they need our help more than ever.
If you are not able to contribute financially, I'd be very grateful if you would share this post by reblogging.
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