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£810raised of £50,000 target by 25 supporters

    Weʼve raised £810 to Help Pedrógão Grande,Figueiró dos Vinhos e Castanheira de Pera local communities who survived the tragic fire, killing at least 62 people.

    Lisboa, Portugal
    Funded on Tuesday, 18th July 2017

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    Story

    Please help the victims and communities of this deadly blaze in Pedrógão Grande, Figueiró dos Vinhos and Castanheira de Pera, the biggest tragedy of human life that we have known in years.

    A raging forest fire in central Portugal destroyed several homes, many villages threaten and left more than 60 people dead, many of whom were trapped in their cars while driving in the area, the Portuguese government said on Sunday. The cause of the fire Pedrógão Grande area was not immediately clear. Officials suggested that it had been spurred by a dry thunderstorm, in which lightning strikes but there is no rainfall.

    Portugal has been hit regularly by devastating summer forest fires, and the nation and the rest of the Iberian Peninsula have been suffering a heat wave for several days, with temperatures climbing above 40 degrees Celsius in several regions.
    By noon on Sunday (18th June) , about 1,600 firefighters were battling five fires in different parts of central Portugal with the support of firefighting planes, as well as units of the police and the military. At least 900 firefighters were focusing on the Pedrógão Grande area, where a deadly blaze started on Saturday. It was unclear whether any of the other fires had also claimed victims.

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    • Diana Policarpo2 years ago
      Diana Policarpo

      Diana Policarpo

      2 years ago

      We are 5 days away from the end of this campaign and I want to thank you all for all the help and support! I've been talking with a lot of people from the area affected by the fires and we decided that the best thing to do is to share all the donations between the Fire Station (Bombeiros Voluntários) in Pedrógão Grande and the department from the Council (C.M Ped.Grande) doing social action, reconstruction plans for housing and buying home appliances from donations.They are also helping the victims from Figueiró and Castanheira. More soon!

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    • Diana Policarpo2 years ago
      Diana Policarpo

      Diana Policarpo

      2 years ago

      We still have 27 days to go! 50% of the donations will go to the local fire stations and the other 50% to people with more urgency to receive financial help and homeless. The fire fighters have been working non stop, doing first aids, saving lives of people, animals and whole areas with villages and woods. The donations will go to the best hands in a time the government is responsible not only for not preventing but also for lacking in action and supporting financially the survivors.

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    • Diana Policarpo2 years ago
      Diana Policarpo

      Diana Policarpo

      2 years ago

      Thank you all for your support! We have more 29 days to go! Please keep sharing this campaign with your contacts. Solidarity!

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    2 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 7/13/2017 10.58

    Supporters

    25

    • Aster

      Aster

      Jul 1, 2017

      £100.00

    • Lilla Palfy

      Lilla Palfy

      Jun 23, 2017

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 22, 2017

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 21, 2017

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 20, 2017

    • Jelena Pejovic

      Jelena Pejovic

      Jun 19, 2017

    • Vasco  Neves

      Vasco Neves

      Jun 19, 2017

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    Diana Policarpo

    Diana Policarpo

    Lisboa, Portugal

    Just a citizen here. I'm an activist and decided this was the most spontaneous and effective way to help the survivors of this brutal ecocide.I have my family in the countryside and unfortunately the government is not doing anything to prevent or support tragedies like this.

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