Alphamega supermarkets announced on Tuesday they were donating coupons totalling €100,000 to the people affected by the fires in the mountainous areas of the Larnaca and Limassol districts.
The company’s CEO, Giorgos Theodotou, visited Arakapas village on Tuesday, along with other executives and met with the community leaders of the affected areas and recorded the needs of the people afflicted by the fires.
Theodotou announced that the company would offer €100,000 in coupons to meet the immediate needs of the permanent residents of the affected areas for food and necessities. This, he said, was in addition to the €500,000 pledged by head of the company’s board, Andreas Papaellinas, on Monday for the residents’ immediate relief.
According to Theodotou, part of the money donated by Papaellinas, €60,000, would be given to the families of the four victims of the fire, who died near Odou village last Saturday. He said that after consultation with the community leaders of the area, the company will allocate the remaining amount to cover the immediate needs of those affected.
The fires affected several communities and burned around 55 square kilometres of private property and forest land.