An effort to support, relieve and assist our fellow human beings
On July the 23rd of 2018, Greece experienced one of the most serious and traumatic crises with devastating fires decimating a whole seaside community outside Athens. The fires resulted in 102 dead, 2,488 homes burned, 12,760 acres becoming ash, 380 destroyed cars, while nearly 200 people, including children, were injured in the blazes. This was one of the deadliest fire outbreaks of this century in the world, second only to those which killed 173 in Australia in 2009.
The action of the Greek Evangelical Church is an effort to support, relieve and assist our fellow human beings who are in need of extraordinary catastrophic conditions. Our action blesses and helps anyone who needs it. We aim to help the fellow human being, by fulfilling the command of our Lord Jesus Christ to love our neighbor as ourselves in a practical and not a theoretical way. By doing so, we are obedient to the Word of God who calls us to love the stranger, the poor and the needy, including of course fire victims.
The Evangelical Church of Glyfada responded promptly to the disaster, giving help and relief in the areas of Mati, Neas Voutsas, and Rafina in East Athens and from the very first day has taken immediate action to offer practical support to the people that were afflicted by the fires.