We sponsored washing of clothes for Refugee families - Dirty Girls was initiated in October, 2015 by Alison Terry-Evans in reaction to seeing that good quality wet and dirty clothing, discarded by refugees arriving by sea on the island of Lesvos, was being trashed rather than saved and reused.
With the gradual involvement of other volunteers, she began collecting the clothes which were initially washed in domestic washing machines until a suitable and sympathetic commercial laundry was found.
Dirty Girls was initiated so that good quality wet and dirty clothing discarded by thousands of people fleeing war and terror, arriving by sea on the island of Lesvos, would not be trashed.
Dirty Girls uses huge capacity machines, washing to hospital standards. Now about 60,000 people live in sub standard camps all over Greece. The borders to other countries are closed so they are trapped.
So far, Dirty Girls has saved over 700 tons of material from landfill. Washing their blankets and sleeping bags is necessary for comfort, health and dignity. Without Dirty Girls washing them, they would be trashed and replaced.
We share common compassion for other people who have become refugees, and a concern for our shared environment. www.dirtgirlsoflesvos.com
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