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Greek Volunteers Form Human Chain to Stop Fire from Reaching Evia Village

About 40 volunteers are prepared to form a human chain to stop the fires from reaching Kamatriades village in northern Evia. Armed with fire extinguishers, they are vigilantly waiting for the flames to reach Kamatriades, ready to battle with them,...

Greek Nurses Volunteer to Travel from Crete to Thessaloniki to Battle Covid

Ten nurses are travelling from Crete to Thessaloniki on Wednesday, in order to voluntarily assist their medical colleagues in the fight against the coronavirus. The Greek Minister of Health, Vasilis Kikilias, announced that nurses named Vasiliki, Olympia, Evangelia, Artemis, Katerina,...

Volunteers Collect More Than 13 Tons of Garbage from Greek Beaches

Over thirteen tons of garbage were collected from Greek beaches and the seabed in 145 separate cleaning operations between September and October 2019, the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association (HELMEPA) announced on Thursday. The detritus was collected by a total of...

''Greece 2021'' Committee Calls on Citizens to Help Create Bicentennial Events (video)

The Organizing Committee of the ''Greece 2021'' Bicentennial which is tasked with preparing the list of events that will mark 200 years since the Greek War of Independence and the establishment of the modern Greek state, released its first...

Desperate Rescue of Trapped Birds on Frozen Lake Kastoria

Volunteers from the Kastoria Environmental Protection Society have been trying desperately over the last several days to rescue birds trapped in the ice of Kastoria's frozen lake. Due to the extremely low temperatures experienced during the last week, Kastoria Lake froze...

Two Initiatives Bring Multi-language Books to Refugees

Two separate initiatives are in progress to help refugees fill the long hours of their day, by offering them multi-language books to read in their own languages. One of them is Echo Refugee Library — a minivan fitted with shelves...

Meet the ‘Greeters’: Smiling Volunteers Assisting Tourists in Athens

They have sprung up on the streets of Athens, welcoming their guests. They are the "Greeters" and their moto is "May I help you?" In the middle of summer, more than 100 volunteers are on foot in the Greek capital...

First Repair Cafe Opens in Greece: Fix Things for Free!

The first Repair Cafe - a meeting place for local residents to fix broken appliances - is opening its doors in Aktaio, Patra, in September. Handy volunteers will meet up and help each other repair anything from a broken...