Sport federations donate to relief victims of Attica fires

first_imgWith the devastating fires in Attica, Greece killing at least 77 people and counting, Greek sport federations have stepped up to show support to victims.Greek football club Olympiakos has stated that they are alongside all the Greeks mourning, and have announced they will be donating €1 million to try and help those people affected by the disaster. They will also open accounts in banks to allow for people to lend all the support they can.PAOK FC has also stated that all the proceeds of their next match against Basel will go towards helping rebuild the damage done and to relieve the families affected.It seems that other federations have been inspired to do the same, as the Hellenic Tennis Federation has donated €1,000 to those in need of recovery and also encouraged others to do the same.The Hellenic Association of Mass Popular Sports has also communicated its sorrow of the lives lost and the destruction the country has suffered in an official statement on their website.They have appealed to all the associations in Greece to assist in the gathering of necessary items for the victims.“What is absolutely necessary at this time is pharmaceutical material and mainly gauze, Betadine, Fucidin, baby diapers, baby wipes and long-keeping foods (paximadia, biscuits, etc.),” reads their statement.Other federations, including The Greek Basketball Federation, The Hellenic Football Federation, The Hellenic Swimming Federation, The Pan-Hellenic Association of Paid Soccer Players, The Greek Volleyball Federation, The Greek Handball Federation, The Greek Taekwondo Federation and The Greek Judo Federation, also conveyed their condolences to the victims who have been struck by the tragedy. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more