LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) — From Louisville to Athens, Greece, with love.
That’s the message along with hundreds of boxes that are heading to a refugee camp, thanks to the Supplies Over Seas and Love from Louisville organizations.
The essential supplies collected are the result of multiple weeks of efforts, asking for donations throughout the Derby City.
Denise Sears, President and CEO of Supplies Over Seas explains, “There are over 60,000 individuals, children and families who have been stranded with nothing. They have only what they were able to wear–no toys, no toiletries, no clothing, no shoes.”
Clothes, shoes and other necessities will be boxed up and shipped for free to Greece via UPS.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer adds, “The city of Louisville has responded yet again in just an unprecedented way of kindness and compassion and this is a kick off project for the Give a Day Week of Service, April 15 through the 23rd, in which we encourage all Louisvillians to participate in.”
There are no small care packages. Organizers tell us more than 600 boxes full of donations will be delivered. The packaging process is taking place at the Supplies Over Seas warehouse on Arlington Avenue near Clifton Park.
Mayor Fischer states, “People realize that everyone comes from a different place, so it’s been really reassuring to see how people have lifted up our foreign born community here in Louisville and welcome more to move to our city.”
Lynne Meena, with Love from Louisville, a grassroots organizations says,…