On Monday, 23 July catastrophic forest fires broke out in the Attica region of Greece. The fires took place at Kineta, to the south-west of Athens, and in the Rafina-Mati region, to the north-east of Athens.
The first to the north-east proved catastrophic, as gale force winds exceeding 100 km per hour caused the fires to leap the highway and descend to the sea, burning houses and cars with incredible fury.
A week later, the death toll numbered 92, and this is expected to rise further as missing persons are identified.
We join all of our friends, family and colleagues in expressing our deepest sorrow at this event.
We are contributing funds to the Hellenic Red Cross. The bank account for donations as well as news on the Hellenic Red Cross can be found below.
Bank name & branch number: Eurobank-Ergasias SA (0240) Bank address: Korai 7 & Panepistimiou 37, P.C. 10564, Athens, Greece Account number: 00260240310201181388 International account number: GR64 0260 2400 0003 1020 1181 388 SWIFT Code: ERBKGRAA
Hellenic Red Cross Ενίσχυση πληγέντων από τις φονικές πυρκαγιές http://www.redcross.gr/default.asp?pid=40&la=1&artId=1231
Greece Wildfires: Hellenic Red Cross helps after Massive Fires Claim Lives http://www.redcross.org/news/article/Red-Cross-Responds-as-Wildfires-in-Greece-Claim-More-than-70-lives 25 July 2018
Information Bulletin No 2: Greece Wildfires http://www.ifrc.org/docs/Appeals/18/IB2_Greece_Wildfires_25072018.pdf 25 July 2018