Tuesday, June 30, 2015

$3 From Everyone for the People of Greece

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Tom Feeney, a 29-year-old Yorkshireman living in London, set up a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo this Sunday to help the Greek people. Today the campaign really got momentum - so much that IndieGoGo's server crashed this afternoon
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The initiator pledged: 

European ministers flexing their muscles and posturing over whether they can help the Greek people or not. Why don't we the people just sort it instead?
The European Union is home to 503 million people, if we all just chip in a few Euro then we can get Greece sorted and hopefully get them back on track soon. Easy.

€1.6bn is what the Greeks need. It might seem like a lot but it's only just over €3 from each European. That's about the same as half a pint in London. Or everyone in the EU just having a Feta and Olive salad for lunch.  He promises that all profits will go to the Greek people, donation perks include a postcard of greek prime minister alexis tsipras, a greek feta and olive salad "fresh to your door" and a voucher for a bottle of ouzo.

€805,171EUR raised by 47,751 people in 3 days

To pitch in and help, go to 



Thom Feeney: "I wondered, could the people of Europe have a crack at fixing this? Less talk, more direct action. So, sat at the table after dinner, I started a crowdfunding campaign to try to rescue the Greek economy. Some basic maths told me that I only needed the entire population of Europe to donate €3.19 (£2.26) to reach the amount of the bailout fund. I included some nice perks for donating, including a Greek salad and holiday in Athens for two, and set up a page on IndieGoGo and a Twitter."
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Meanwhile:
"12 Ultra Rich Greeks Who Should Have Bailed Out Greece Themselves ...

or at least pay their taxes.  While they are hiding 70 Billion Dollars in Swiss and other banks, people in Greece are often rummaging garbage cans for food. Greece's financial troubles forced its people to the streets and its fellow European nations to negotiations about bailing it out." This is from a five year old article at Business Insider - and now the situation is even worse on both sides. Greek people are suffering and no taxes are paid... 


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