It has been one year since the tragedy and the wildfire in Mati, which has taken the lives of 102 people. “Apostoli” NGO remembers the stories of the victims who lost everything and today they are trying to “rebuild” their lives.
The house of Spyros Doukoudakis and his daughter Olga was completely destroyed by the deadly fire. Last December, they returned to Mati, gathered everything that did not burn down, and planted trees in the middle of the burnt area, in the hope that new life will arise from the ashes and burned-out ruins.
The charitable organization “Apostoli” of the Archdiocese of Athens and the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) assisted the Doukoudakis family and hundreds of fire-stricken families in Rafina and Marathon, by distributing foodstuffs and basic necessities.
IOCC has been supporting the Apostoli programs for seven years. It has led the way to support fire-stricken families, jointly with Leadership 100, the Pancretan Association of America and thousands of Greek Americans while contributing financially to heal the wounds from the devastating fire.