Please click here to donate to our Wildfire Relief Campaign and fund on-the-ground efforts in Greece.
The news and images coming out of Greece are heartbreaking. Wildfires in the suburbs of Athens and elsewhere have already claimed at least 74 lives, and at least 150 others have been injured, some critically. Thousands have fled their homes, with many jumping into the sea to escape the flames and smoke. The Hellenic Coast Guard reports it has already rescued at least 700 people. Entire communities have been burned to ash. Greece's interior minister describes the disaster as "biblical."
HALC, in partnership with Chicago Sister Cities International - Athens Committee, has launched a relief effort to fund the Hellenic Red Cross and others as they battle to save lives and rebuild communities on the ground. Please donate whatever you can right now.
You've come together as a community before to help Greece: from fundraising for Olympic athletes to crowdfunding for children affected by the economic crisis. Now, we need your help again. We've raised $250,000 before, and I know that if everyone who loves Greece chips in $5, $25, or $50, we can make a difference once more:
Thank you for taking action,