Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece went to the operations coordination center of the Fire Brigade in Chalandri for the emergency meeting on the evolution of the fires.
Moreover, a little earlier, with an announcement of the Archdiocese of Athens, the charitable organizations of the Archdiocese of Athens, especially the Camps of the Archdiocese of Athens, were made available to the State, General Secretariat for Civil Protection, and other competent authorities, and the Gerontology Center in Dilesi, Boeotia, to cover the housing needs of our fellow humans affected by the fire in the Attica Basin.
At the same time, the Archbishop appealed to all Monasteries in the regions of the country affected by fires to assist by any means and in any way in the relief of our suffering fellow humans.
Also, the Archbishop has already instructed the General Director of the “Apostoli” Konstantinos Dimtsas, to undertake the feeding and covering the immediate needs of our fellow humans who are affected by the fire.
The Archbishop expresses his gratitude to all the men and women of the fire brigade and the police, as well as to all the numerous volunteers for the battle they are fighting with self-denial and self-sacrifice in the last days against the fiery storm.
In addition, the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece sent this morning an encyclical note to the Archdiocese of Athens and the Dioceses, requesting direct communication with each Region, in which each Holy Diocese is located, in order to inform about the number of beds that can be used for the temporary accommodation of fire victims in church sites and institutions (Camps, Boarding Schools, Holy Monasteries, etc.).
Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece, who from the first moment communicated with the local Metropolitans, whose Provinces were affected by the catastrophic fires and expressed the support of the Holy Synod to the victims, immediately set up the Philanthropic Organization of the Archdiocese of Athens APOSTOLI “(tel. 2130184400) at the disposal of each competent agent for the immediate provision of any assistance (clothing, food, etc.) to the fire victims.