Thousands of Anonymous Bulgarians Donated Millions For the Refugees

Society | April 14, 2014, Monday // 10:39|  views

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Thousands of anonymous Bulgarians donated millions for the refugees through the Bulgarian Red Cross (BRC), reports the Sega daily. 

From the summer last year till end of this February, private citizens gave more than  BGN 2 M for the refugees. Separately, in the BRC bank account were collected BGN 109 099, two thirds of which went for food in the refugee centers. 

According to BRC the donations were mostly from young people who gave up to BGN 1200. Some private companies also gave money for the refugees. 

According to the website of the State Refugee Agency (SRA), there were also donations from foreign organizations and embassies. 

NGOs and volunteers who organized themselves through Facebook also collected money, food, clothes, medicines and other essentials, which they took to the camps themselves. 

“I've been working with refugees, but have never seen such solidarity,” said Mariana Stoyanova, head of the refugee department of the BRC, quoted by Sega. “The volunteers helped out in a critical moment.”

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