We filled an articulated lorry with 10,000 donated items – clothes, tents, blankets, sleeping bags, food – and on Saturday 19 March this lorry arrived at a refugee camp in Athens.
The aid was used to stock a day centre near Victoria Square in the centre of Athens, which is currently helping more than 300 people every day, by distributing aid and giving refugees vital information about the situation across Europe.
Polis Pantelidis, who runs the day centre, said “We felt blessed by receiving your support.”
The money we raised will be split between Christian Aid and Islamic Relief, to go towards their work in Europe and in Syria.
We’re currently discussing what Harvest For Hope does next; in the meantime we’re still happy to receive any monetary donations which will go towards our further work.