Wave of solidarity from Corfu citizens to flood victims in Thessaly
CORFU. The Central Corfu Municipality has extended the deadline for the collection of humanitarian aid until Friday 15 September.
Holding beddings, water, diapers, long-lasting food items and other goods, Corfu citizens are responding to the local authorities and bodies' call to collect humanitarian aid for the flood victims in Thessaly.
People's response and solidarity to those affected by the deadly floods caused by 'Daniel' bad weather is great and once again touching.
Dozens of our fellow citizens are offering whatever they can in these difficult times, in order to collect some basic necessities for those in need.
Bottled water, packaged long-life food items ready for consumption (canned goods, milk, cereals, baby food, etc.), blankets and beddings, pillows, sleeping bags, baby care items (diapers, baby wipes) and personal hygiene items (soaps, toilet paper, etc.), power banks, torches, medicines (antipyretics, painkillers, antihistamines) and other pharmaceutical products arrive daily at the collection points.
Until 15 September
The collection point that has been designated by the Central Corfu and Diapontia Islands Municipality in the office of the Deputy Mayor for Social Welfare, Andreas Skoupouras, on the ground floor of the former Prefecture, has been filled with dozens of bags with all the necessities.
The collection of humanitarian aid by the Central Corfu Minicipality will continue until Friday 15 September at 17:00, following the extension announced. All items collected until then will be sent to the affected areas through the Corfu branch of the Hellenic Red Cross.
Who and where
Similar initiatives have been taken by the Ionian Islands Regional Authority with the collection of humanitarian aid lasting until Friday 22 September (09:00-14:00, on the ground floor of the former Prefecture), the Corfu Therapy Centre for Dependent Individuals KETHEA (Eth. Paleokastritsa 7, 13-22 September, 09:00-17:00), the primary and secondary teachers΄ unions (SEPE and ELME) and the Central Corfu Municipal Parents' Union, the Corfu Workers' Centre (open daily and Saturday and Sunday, 10:00-14:00), and the Ionian University (ground floor of the Departments of History & Archaeology and Archives, Library Science & Museology, I. Theotoki 72, on working days 09:00-21:00).
The North Corfu Municipality also proceeded to the collection of food and basic necessities (08:30-14:30 every day until Wednesday 20 September at the Acharavi Town Hall), as well as the South Corfu Municipality that is starting the collection tomorrow, Thursday 14 September, until Monday 25 September (08:30-13:30, on the ground floor of the new South Corfu Municipal Building, 21st Martiou 370, Lefkimmi, former Emporiki Bank building).
The Corfu branch of the Hellenic Red Cross is also collecting goods (El. Venizelou 2, New Fortress Square, 08:30-14:30 daily).
The members of the local AHEPA branch, CORCYRA HJ-34, responded to AHEPA Hellas' call by sending four pallets of bottled water to the affected areas and specifically to the Volos branch which will send them to health facilities in Magnesia.
Photo: AHEPA, CORCYRA HJ-34