Donation date: 08/07/2018
Ammount donated: 1000 Aias collateral for a MN
Donation Wallet: ARPGHetpBe2ixW3eiVqrWEaxh6weHDjwNu
The Salvation Army in Greece was one of the first charities on-site in Athens caring for the refugees as they arrived off the ships from the islands in 2015 at the start of the crisis. Since then, we continue to operate one of the largest and first refugee crisis centres based in Athens serving over 16,000 trapped urban refugees and asylum seekers. We are a primary distribution centre and currently distribute more than 120,000 diapers per year, provide nutrition services to new mothers and babies and support client integration with housing assistance, medical and educational support.
Last year we offered NFI (non-food item) hygiene and care supplies to 768 registered family units and tens of thousands of walk-in clients. We supplied razors, body soap, laundry soap, shampoo (adult & children), diapers and wipes. We supplied fresh groceries, milk, baby formula and baby health products. We helped distribute more than 200 tonnes of clothing and over 14,000 pairs of new shoes donated by Project Sole USA.
Our centre operates on three floors of a historic building in the heart of the red-light district and refugee zone in Omonia. We partner with other local agencies to improve service delivery and reduce duplication and expenses. We provide under-educated refugee children school in Greek and English daily and specialized tutoring for 78 children per session to prepare them to integrate in the public Greek education system in partnership with Apostoli. As well, we provide free medical assessments and medication to refugees and sex industry workers & clients 3 days per week in collaboration with DocMobile. In collaboration with Positive Voice, we provide free STI and HIV testing for the sex industry workers and have recently expanded our testing to young men in the refugee survival sex work in Omonia.
Rather than the typical charity approach of constantly asking a client, individual or company for another donation, the one-time masternode collateral donation serves as a continuous revenue source and the value is based on the success of AIAS.
Help support The Salvation Army in Greece by donating AIAS to our verified charity wallet: ARPGHetpBe2ixW3eiVqrWEaxh6weHDjwNu