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    Weʼve raised £1,006 to help Oliveira de Frades Volunteer Fire Department after the wildfires of Oct 15th in Portugal.

    Location
    London, United Kingdom
    Category
    Emergencies
    Time left
    Funded on Monday, 25th December 2017

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    Background:

    On 15 October 2017, winds from Hurricane Ophelia fanned wildfires in both Portugal and Spain. In Portugal 45 people died, including a 1-month-old infant, making this year by far the deadliest on record for forest blazes in the country.

    The late-season fires returned to Portugal four months after a summer blaze claimed 64 lives in one night. This year's current total of 109 deaths is far higher than the country’s previous annual record of 25, in 1966.

    The fires took place in central and north Portugal and our hometown, Oliveira de Frades is amongst the most affected municipalities. Tragically one person died, dozens of houses were destroyed and hundreds of jobs lost as the fires destroyed most of our industrial area.

    Strong winds from Hurricane Ophelia, a densely populated forest with non-native eucalyptus and gum trees, political inaction and a lack of firefighting resources were amongst the causes of the terrible tragedy.

    The vast majority of the Volunteer Firefighters of Oliveira de Frades are unpaid voluntary workers, they provide services such as ambulance assistance and patient transport, amongst others.

    They fought bravely against the fires, but they need our help to prevent this from happening again. We're raising £2000 to help to them. The money will be used by Oliveira de Frades Volunteer Fire Department to buy individual firefighting equipment.

    The campaign:

    This campaign started from feeling that abroad there was little we could do to help. That's why we created this page, to raise as much as possible to help our brave firefighters who risk their lives for our hometown.

    The compaign is duly authorized by the President of the Board and the Chief of Oliveira de Frades Volunteer Firefighters. Contact: farreca_f@hotmail.com

    For donations in Euros please use this link.

    Know more:

    Sic Noticias: At least 15 factories destroyed by fire in Oliveira de Frades.

    The Guardian: One-month-old baby among at least 32 killed in Portugal and Spain fires

    LA Times: Reeling from its deadliest forest fire, Portugal finds a villain: eucalyptus trees

    Le Monde: Why are the fires so devastating in Portugal?

    El Pais: Why are fires in Portugal so lethal?

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      We've raised 50% of our target just in 9 days! Thank you all so much!

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    Page last updated on: 12/26/2017 7:25 PM

    Supporters

    45

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 25, 2017

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 25, 2017

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 3, 2017

      Muita força Oliveira de Frades, grande iniciativa. Força para os bombeiros.

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 3, 2017

      £50.00

    • Montse Fernandez

      Montse Fernandez

      Nov 3, 2017

      Orgullosos de todos ustedes!!Saludos

      £10.00

    • Gerson Giraldo

      Gerson Giraldo

      Nov 3, 2017

      Con cariño para mis hermanos portugueses

      £20.00

    • Maria del Mar Leiva Lorente

      Maria del Mar Leiva Lorente

      Nov 3, 2017

      Espero que tengais mas ayuda,aqui dejo mi donativo

      £10.00

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    Friends of O. Frades Volunteer Fire Department

    Friends of O. Frades Volunteer Fire Department

    London, United Kingdom

    This campaign started from feeling that abroad there was little we could do to help. That's why we created this page, to raise as much as possible to help our brave firefighters who risk their lives for our hometown.

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