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Nov 17, 2015 5:56 EDT

TENTS FOR ALL!: to shelter at least 140 refugees from the cold and rain each night in Serbia

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 17, 2015


“Não te refugies” is a joint endeavour between Serbian and Portuguese people with a common intention of helping the migrating refugees in Serbia. Once the priority needs of the migrating population were identified by local teams and non-governmental organizations, especially the Red Cross – warm clothes, hygiene items, tents and sleeping bags – the campaign to collect them began.

The whole project is non-profitable and based on volunteering. All help, individual or corporative, is welcome.

This initiative has received the vital support of the Serbian Embassy in Portugal.

The response from the Portuguese people has been amazing. However, it has been very difficult to get tents and sleeping bags, quite essential to protect from the harsh winter ahead.

Montecampo has generously offered to provide camping tents large enough to accommodate 3-4 people and sleeping bags fit to face the Serbian weather, at cost-price.

This initiative intends to meet these needs and contribute to the well-being and dignity of all refugees. Your contribution will allow the purchase of tents and sleeping bags, which will greatly improve the living conditions of thousands of refugees. Each tent that is purchased will provide temporary shelter to many people, protecting them from the wind, the cold, the rain, the snow, and also allowing them some privacy.

One tent alone (depending on its period of use) will approximately affect the lives of 120 people a month, 720 people every six months, 1440 a year.

Once we reach our final goal, we will have provided shelter to:

1 day         –      140 people

1 month        –   4 200 people

6 months    –   25 200 people

1 year        –    51 100 people


… maybe more!

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