I have not been feeling well for a while and last week I was diagnosed with a severe pneumonia. Although I feel a bit better, I have to take it very easy and recovery will take a while. Therefor there will be no posts this week. Hopefully I can resume blogging next week, although it will be not as often as usual.

In the mean time I would to tell you about a wonderful initiative started in my village. As many of you might know there is huge humanitarian crisis going on in Europe. Every day thousands of refugees from war torn countries arrive on the shores of Greece. People (often families with babies and small children) arrive cold & wet without shoes, socks, warm clothes, medicines etc. They are in desperate need of help but most European Governments are doing little and for some reason official NGO’s are often absent. Help mostly comes from private initiatives. One of these initiatives is WeDO, started by four women in our villages. In two weeks time they will travel to the Greek island of Lesvos to bring thermo socks, medicines, emergency blankets, hats, underwear and rain coats. On the island they will buy food and will help as much people as they can. Medical help will be provided as well as one of the woman is a doctor. Travel costs are paid from private funds but donations are needed to be able to offer as much help as possible.

If you’d like to help (please!) you can make a donation through Paypal. All donations are welcome! For a few dollars/euro’s blankets, socks, water etc can be bought. In the left side bar on the WeDO facebook page you can find a (yellow) Paypal donate button. Click on that and then click on the yellow ‘doneren’ button that will follow on the next page.

I end this post with a quote from Fred Rogers: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”

Let’s help the helpers!

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