Today we are happy to announce Humanwire’s Tent to Home Initiative received a $45,000 grant to further our mission of integrating refugees stranded in Greece, into society.
The anonymous donor who wishes to go by the name of Gordon had enough of the political backlash in the United States against refugees and immigrants and wanted to take matters into his own hands.
Having discovered Humanwire through a friend-of-a-friend, Gordon sat down one night, went through every Tent to Home profile on the site, calculated the total amount still needed for each campaign goal, and then wrote a check for the full amount.
Within a week, every family at Humanwire in Greece, still in a tent, had been moved into an apartment. We then obtained applications for 24 more people stuck in squats in Athens and have since moved them all into homes.
For the campaigns that were hosted, as hosts are reaching their goals, the new support fund is being replenished, and will go on to help support many more people than Gordon had initially calculated.
Despite these small victories, over 60,000 people remain stranded in Greece waiting as life goes by. Take a stand and consider hosting a family yourself, it just takes one person to lift up an entire life!
A recent story from Humanwire’s Tent to Home initiative:
These beautiful kids from Syria have been separated from their father for almost a year. They were living in a camp in Northern Greece for almost one year (seen in the picture above taken by Humanwire). After signing up for our Tent to Home program, we moved them out of the camp and into a lovely apartment in Athens.
Kayra Martinez traveled with them to facilitate a smooth transfer. We have local volunteers visiting them already to assist in trips to the supermarket and soon to set up enrollment for school for the children. They will miss their community that supported them so much, however, they will now have a safe haven they can call home until they are reunited with their father. Anna Segur Claire Goff Bain.