“Stay Strong Australia!” Heartfelt Message of Solidarity from Fire-Stricken Greeks

A group of Greek volunteers who are working to restore the Athens resorts of Mati and Neos Voutsas, which were nearly destroyed by the deadly fires of July 2018, sent a heartfelt message of solidarity to Australia’s bush fire victims on Saturday.

The “We4all” group, comprised of volunteers, students and artists who are planting thousands of trees at Mati and Neos Voutsas, dedicated their Saturday volunteer session to Australia by hoisting a banner which read “Stay Strong Australia.”

The group posted a Facebook message saying “Seventeen months ago everything was burned to the ground here. We lost thousands of our trees, our homes, our stores — but worst of all, we lost 102 of our beloved people.

“We understand you, Australia… We know what it’s like to lose it all, to look around you and not recognize anything, to live through this never-ending nightmare.

The We4all group concluded their message by stating “Today, we are planting 1,000 trees as a sign of solidarity…You will rise up and you will be reborn. Stay Strong Australia!”