Please donate so we can purchase critical medical supplies and aid for refugees in the processing camp Moria (located on the Greek island Lesbos, where many of the dangerously over-crowded boats arrive daily from Turkey).
Paul Steed and a small team of volunteers run the processing camp. The camp is a temporary home to between 3,000-8,000 men, women and children in a state of constant desperation, with more arriving daily. Some refugees suffer from fevers, the flu, respiratory problems, hypothermia, shock, injuries from their long journey--everyone suffers from hunger, fatigue and exposure to the elements.
Paul is in charge of purchasing supplies to get the entire camp through the long, cold nights. The goal is simply to provide each refugee with basic, life-sustaining needs (food, water, dry clothing, shoes, blankets, etc.), medical care and a smile. “We are not doing anything fancy,” he explains, “we are providing care on a very basic, survival level.”
All funds collected go directly to aid for refugees. All volunteers, including Paul, are non-paid and overhead expenses (including rental fee for a storage facility to receive and house aid and rental fees for vehicles to transport aid to camp) are covered by Mercy Worldwide Trust.
There is never enough food, water, blankets, clothes, medical supplies, etc. Paul and his team are doing what they can, but please consider donating so they can do even more (please refer to a more detailed list of needs below).
Paul is now connected with Aspire Global Health, a US based non-profit dedicated to improving the quality of health care delivered to patients worldwide (a tax receipt can be provided upon request).
To donate by debit or credit card, you can press the “Donate Now” button above (note: the donation to youcaring.com is optional).
If you would like to send aid directly or prefer to donate by check, please make your check out to “Aspire Global Health” and press the “Contact Organizer” button (located at the bottom of the page) to get a mailing address.
The needs are many:
- Food, Water
- Clothing, Shoes, Socks
- Feminine Hygiene Products
- Diapers, Wipes
- Formula, Bottles
- Kettles (to warm water)
- Blankets, Sleeping Bags
- Tents, Tarps
- First Aid and Medical Supplies
- Cots (currently putting sick and injured on the floor)