Olympiacos providing continuous aid to Attica region after tragic flooding

Olympiacos providing continuous aid to Attica region after tragic flooding

Tragic flooding struck the Attica region during November, resulting in 21 deaths and devastation across the area. AEK Athens and Atromitos assisted by offering funds from tickets sales to the victims, but reigning Greek champions Olympiacos went to the region itself to give supplies.

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Since the deadly floods began, Olympiacos started actively putting together boxes of water, food and other everyday necessities before delivering them to Attica citizens. Under the command of president Evangelos Marinakis, the Thrylos were the first Greek club to offer immediate support to Mandra and its suffering people. 
While taking food supplies to the region, the Piraeus club are also helping residents to clear up the damage caused by the flooding. Olympiacos sent diggers, trucks and cleaning material to Mandra in order to help residents get back to normality, something which has received deserved plaudits. Olympiacos have reached out to citizens in their own homes, helping them to begin the recovery process following the floods.

Olympiacos opened their own warehouse in Athens, gathering clothing items, footwear and blankets for the flood victims. Club president Evangelos Marinakis commented on his decision to go out of his way for Mandra, expressing his sympathy for those affected. “We have not come here to take advantage of the situation. What we are interested in, and what we did at first without notifying anyone, is helping those in need,” stated Marinakis. “Our goal is to create projects which prevents the world from suffering. There are other details which we don’t need to discuss. The point of this situation is for us to do what is possible.”

On their official website, Olympiacos are constantly updating fans with their efforts in the Attica region, supporting their reports with regular photo galleries and videos. Olympiacos are sending teams of workers to Mandra every day, displaying their willingness to continue helping the area make a full recovery.

by Shaun Nicolaides
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