Well over 20 million krónur (USD 192,000, EUR 171,000) has already been raised for the victims of a natural disaster in Greenland, in a national appeal that started less than a week ago without any preparation, reports mbl.is. This is an unbelievable result and unprecedented in the history of Icelandic Church Aid, one of the organizers of the appeal, in such a short period of time, according to appeal representative Hrafn Jökulsson.
The funds will be sent to Greenland to help the country recover from a natural disaster that occurred on June 18 when a tidal surge inundated the village of Nuugaatsiaq in Greenland and caused significant damage.
Municipalities, companies and individuals are all being urged to donate to the appeal. Last Thursday, Reykjavík City Council approved Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson’s proposal to donate ISK 4 million to Icelandic Church Aid and Friends of Greenland to demonstrate solidarity with Greenlanders and support those struggling after the disaster, according to a press release from the council.
Residents of Iceland can donate via bank account 0334-26-056200, ID no. 450670-0499. It is also possible to call 907-2003 and make a donation of 2,500 krónur.