2 years after the tragic wildfires of Eastern Attica on July 23d, Desmos delivered 3 additional public service works to the area. Our goals has always been to help relieve local communities by renovating public spaces for community life, as well as prevention work for the region.
In July 2019, Desmos completed and delivered the first round of public works, which included the renovation of the outdoor spaces of the Mati Nautical Club (NAOMA), the reconstruction of 3 playgrounds, 2 basketball courts and one beach volley ball court. Read all about the first round of donations in 2019 here.
One year later, in July 2020, Desmos completed and delivered a soccer 5×5 court for the Municipal Sports Center of the Municipality of Rafina – Pikermi that hosts the Neos Voutzas Sports Club “I Proodos”, the purchase and delivery of a claw crane truck to assist with the Marathon Municipality’s efforts to clear debris and dried branches from public spaces and squares in Marathonas, and finally, covered the cost for the cleaning crew of public spaces for the month of July 2020.
Stella Rossi, Valentina Vitali, Eleni Bathianaki, Emily KernTo mark the official handover of these 3 important donations, Desmos representatives visited the area and met with both mayors and representatives of the local communities. Specifically, on Thursday July 9th, 2020 Πέμπτη, Mrs. Eleni Bathianaki (Desmos BoD), Mrs. Emily Kern (Desmos Director), and Mrs. Valentina Vitali (Project Manager) met with the Marathon Mayor Mr. Stergio Tsirkas, and Rafina-Pikermi Mayor Mr. Evaggelo Bournous.
Τhe claw crane truck, which was delivered to the Marathon Municipality, is an important tool for the residents of Marathonas and will be utilized in order to clean and carry dry debris in the area, one of the reasons the wildfires of 2018 spread so quickly, and has been already put to use.
We would like to wholeheartedly thank the Mayor of Marathonas, Mr. Stergios Tsirkas, and the president of NAOMA, Mr. Michalis Schinas, the president of the Residents of Mati, Mr. Kostas Boufis, who received us with warmth and hospitality. A copy of an olive branch from the Marathonas Museum and a real-life olive plant were a heart-warming show of gratitude and acknowledgement of Desmos’ contribution in Eastern Attica. We also thank the Mayor of Rafina-Pikermi, who joined us on our visit to the soccer field.
Mrs. Stella Rossi, representing the Neos Voutzas Sports Club “I Proodos” shared that «The soccer court is already being used, it has been embraced by the entire community, and is being enjoyed by children and adults οn a daily basis.”
We are extremely proud that the soccer field is already a meeting point for the community of these afflicted areas, a place where the fundamental human values of respect, solidarity, and honesty are cultivated.
Special thanks to: Mr. Nicholas Kominis from Studio Kominis for the volunteer time he has committed and the amazing photos (Studio Kominis / Nikolas Kominis) instagram @nkom2000 @studiokominis).