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Six fire-stricken communities donate money to Karaiskakio

The Karaiskakio

Six communities that were affected by the recent fires in Limassol offered “a lesson of humility and empathy” by donating €300 to Karaiskakio foundation, a representative of the charity announced on Friday.

Congratulating the initiative, Karaiskakio said that the community leaders of Akapnous, Oras, Melinis, Odous, Eptagonias and Arakapa, gave “a lesson of humility and empathy” through their donation to the charity.

Karaiskakio foundation is in charge of the Bone Marrow Donors Registry which is the biggest per capita Donor Registry worldwide. The charity’s objective is the constant and reliable scientific support of patients with haematological malignancies and other related diseases, their website reads.

The donation was announced on the Facebook page of the foundation.

The community leaders submitted the amount to volunteer Alexis Sophocleous, as part of his philanthropic campaign Step by Step when he walked across the fire affected communities.

Early in July, the state also offered financial assistance to people who lost their homes and businesses in the fires, as well as to certain pupils and students whose schools burned down.

The fire started on July 3 in Arakapas and was put under control by July 5.

It killed four people and burned over 55 square kilometres of land that included houses, pine forest, crops and other vegetation.


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