For the past week, I have been volunteering with the NGO, InterVolve. I cannot stress enough how essential InterVolve is for the camps.
Beginning in Eidomeni, InterVolve took on the job that no one would: clothes distribution. Since then, they have created an incredible NGO that not only supplies basic needs for refugees in Softex (camp outside Thessaloniki) but also crucial elements to make the foundation of the camp safe.
IE providing gravel (vital for when it rains and the ground remains muddy and dangerous for days) on the entire ground of the camp (?!) This one especially blows my mind as it becomes more and more clear the complete incompetence of the powers that be who chose these specific locations for the new camps around Greece.
IE providing ISO boxes for vulnerable families within the camp.
Then of course, the continuous bureaucratic battles to explain the real fear when one says, “Winter is coming.”
I am extremely proud and grateful to be a part of this team. I am witnessing every day the irreplaceable actions InterVolve continues to do with minimal support.
For all those wondering how to help or where a donation would be most appreciated, InterVolve is 100% the best option. I am seeing it with my own eyes.