Support reconstruction efforts after Attica wildfires

fotia-mati01.jpg

Devastating wildfires in Attica, Greece, have wrought destruction in residential areas, claiming the lives of least 85 people. Greece is in heavy mourning, the only positive piece of news coming from the vast outpouring of solidarity and support.

The Mayor of Athens Georgios Kaminis is in constant communication with the local authorities in the municipalities afflicted by the wildfires. To help deal with trauma and immediate needs, the City of Athens sent in a team of 9 psychologists and social workers, providing information, assistance, support and basic goods to victims and their families. The City of Athens is further assessing needs and identifying potential areas for help in the medium-term. To support this effort, a fund has beet set up, through the Athens Partnership.

To donate: Contributions can be made in Greece as well as abroad through the King Baudouin Foundation (KBFUS), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, AP's U.S. fiscal sponsor.

For gifts by check: Address your check to KBFUS, write "Greek Wildfire Support" in the memo section of the check, and send it to KBFUS, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020.