Lifeguard Hellas Rescue Team - Save Life

Organised for: Lifeguard Hellas Save&Rescue Volunteer Team

We are Lifeguard Hellas Save & Rescue Team

We are a volunteer team of trained Lifeguards, operating since November 2015 on Limantziki Beach in northern Lesvos.

NEW PROJECT ON AIR!

"Swim Safe - Love the Aegean Sea"

for 300 kids in Kara Tepe camp / Mytilini

We are proud of our team, but also deeply thankful to all of you, people we may or may not know who with their phone calls and messages, support us, provide us help, solutions and equipment. We have had visiting Lifeguards from 12 different countries and are happy that you have embraced our initiative from all over the world, from England and all the way to America and from Holland and all the way to Australia!

We derive our strength from every single one of you, and every hour that passes we realise how extremely important it is to not forget our humanity .... Whoever has seen even just one of these babies that did not make it in this journey, can understand.

Since November on our beach only we have helped more than 4.500 people come in safely and disembark. We are always here. We have been through nights when the sea was eating up the shores, when the wind took away our tent, when no human being should be exposed to the elements, but still boats were coming. We were there. We want to always be there.

Thanks to kind donors from around the world, we now have top class equipment to support our efforts: we have 2 jet skis, a rescue boat and 3 specialized CentiFloats, that allow us to keep hundreds of people afloat until we can rescue all of them.

Operating and maintaining the boats and jet skis is very expensive but crucial to our ability to perform effective rescues. Running and living costs have been mostly self financed but with the help of kind donors we have now managed to stay on a total of 3 months. We are reaching out to you and asking you to please help us stay longer

Our Team will stay for as long as it takes, offering their life saving services voluntarily. We need your help to make that happen! Please donate to our cause. Any amount is important, every little will help us stay longer.

Thank you for supporting us!

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Updates

29 February 2016, Bikof Mania-Maria wrote:

Our team since 19th of February, operates also in the South coasts of Lesvos .Our shifts are 12-16 hours per day, with experienced rescue lifeguards , paramedics and doctors. The second station is a priority now for our team, as we will continue to operate in North Lesvos in our 24/7 lifeguard station in Limantziki / lighthouse 1 - Molyvos. We ask for your help and contribute to success that. Thank you!

29 January 2016, Bikof Mania-Maria wrote:

So proud of this team..in the photo with the 3rd group of our guests international lifeguards!

22 January 2016, Bikof Mania-Maria wrote:

A 4 years old kid today was the last victim during the perilous crossing to Greece, towards Skala Sikamias.Bad weather and the extreme cold water costs the life of the kid...One more tragic story...one more inoccent victim...shame to all...EU, big goverments, politics...Today is a very sad day...Our hands are always ready to save you...but sometimes are not enough...Ένα τετράχρονο παιδί, σήμερα το τελευταίο θύμα της επικίνδυνης θαλάσσιας μετάβασης απο Τουρκία στη Λέσβο και συγκεκριμένα στη Σκάλα Συκαμιάς. Ο ασχημος καιρός το υπερβολικό κρύο στοίχισαν τη ζωή του παιδιού απο υποθερμία...μια ακόμη τραγική ιστορία...ένα ακόμα αθώο θύμα.Ντροπή σε όλους ...Ε.Ε. μεγάλες κυβερνήσεις, πολιτικοί...Σήμερα είναι μια θλιβερή μέρα για ολους.ΤΑ χέρια μας είναι πάντα έτοιμα να σε σώσουν...κάποιες φορές όμως δεν είναι αρκετά...

14 January 2016, Bikof Mania-Maria wrote:

Winter is here..temperature are near 0c and water is freezing..The only thing we care is to guide the refugees out of the boats ,safe and dry...Help us to do it for longer!!!

14 January 2016, Bikof Mania-Maria wrote:

Every day on duty!! Contribute to our aim so we can stay longer!

3 December 2015, Bikof Mania-Maria wrote:

Yesterday only one boat arrives in North Lesbos area. It was coming towards our 24/7 volunteer lifeguard patrol station in Limantziki /Lighthouse 1.

24 November 2015, Bikof Mania-Maria wrote:

One hug... Million of emotions... 

17 November 2015, Bikof Mania-Maria wrote:

It's cold, freezing and the winds 3 days now extremely strong. BUT WE ARE HERE 24/7...we never leave... We have made a COMMITMENT to be at first line, We are lifeguards we save lives. #lifeguardhellas_safeandrescue #volunteer_Lifeguard_patrol_station #molyvos #limantziki #commitment #great_team #refugees Your donations are so important for us to stay here as long as it gets. Contribute... http://www.leetchi.com/c/money-pot-lifeguard-hellas-rescue-team

6 November 2015, Bikof Mania-Maria wrote:

2 days left for our depart to Lesvos island. With your contributes, your support and love we will extend our stay, keep share it, keep support our mission. 

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Bikof Mania-Maria
19 June 2016
Verna McGeachin
So happy to see the children being taught to swim ... hope this helps with some costs!
29 April 2016
Matthew Markert
This contribution is for relief in Indomeni, and in particular for Courtney Orynich - she is a radiant physician, and Global Outreach Doctors is proud to support her efforts around the world.
22 March 2016
Jo Gregory Hummingbird Project
We hope this contribution will help you to continue to do such wonderful work!. Jo Gregory, Hummingbird Project xxxx
13 March 2016
Georgia Constantin
Your continuing dedication and unselfishness towards those who are escaping wars and famines are the real example of humanitarianism.
10 February 2016
Christopher Carlson
This is a contribution from the Ben Carlson Memorial and Scholarship Foundation in Newport Beach CA USA, made for the good work that Rob Marienthal and the rest of the ISLA are doing in Greece.
5 February 2016
Georgia Constantin
Thank you for your efforts and humanity. Everyone needs someone's helping hand at some point in life.
28 January 2016
Helen Hopkins
After 2 weeks working with Drop in the Ocean on Lesvos we know just how great you all are and the invaluable work you are doing on the island. With our best wishes, Helen and Elly Hopkins
22 January 2016
Flavio Rump
thank you for the amazing work you are doing!!!!
21 January 2016
International Surf Lifesaving Association
We love you Lifeguard Hellas!
9 January 2016
Saya Jones
It was so lovely to meet the Lifeguard Hellas team on Lesvos recently. Amazing team, amazing work. You guys are heroes. x