With the collection of the amount of 252,661.42 euros, which was contributed by hundreds of donors throughout the world, the operation of the website ihelp.gr, whose aim was to provide relief to the fire stricken areas, is now completed.
The website will continue to publish the list of donors as well as information concerning other forms through which solidarity may be shown to those in need.
The website ihelp.gr was created thanks to the initiative of the newspapers ‘TO VIMA’ and ‘TA NEA’ and in.gr, in collaboration with EFG Εurobank Ergasias and Viva-Τelecom Revolution.
Its aim was to mobilize the general public in Greece and abroad to collect money that would be given to the suffering people in the fire stricken areas. The website was available in ten other languages apart from Greek (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Turkish and Bulgarian), facilitating financial contributions by debiting one’s credit card immediately and with security.
The money was deposited via the secure and certifies electronic transaction system of EFG Eurobank Ergasias, without transaction expenses or other commissions, into the special account of the Relief Fund for Fire-stricken Areas set up by the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
Extensive mass media coverage was given and numerous websites advertised ihelp.gr. Their support was decisive for the success of the initiative and made it possible for this effort to reach tens of thousands of people throughout the world.
The detailed list of donors and supporters will continue being published at the website of “I Help Greece”.