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ACS Partnership with NGOs, Citizens and the Prefecture of Attica to Support victims of Eastern Attica Fires

ACS Partnership with NGOs, Citizens and the Prefecture of Attica to Support victims of Eastern Attica Fires
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QUEST HOLDINGS S.A.

Quest Holdings SA, is the parent company of the Quest Group, one of the largest Groups in Greece, with strong presence in the fields of Information Technology, Electronic Transactions, Green Energy, as well as Courier and Postal Services.

 

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Objective Action

Providing emergency supplies to disaster-stricken people in East Attica in July 2018

 

Target Audience

Fire-stricken citizens

 

Duration

From July 25, 2018 to July 31, 2018


Description

ACS, with a significant sense of responsibility, but also extensive experience in providing emergency services and infrastructure, moved immediately to provide immediate relief to fire victims in East Attica. Just two days after the catastrophic fire, on 25/7/2018, it made available its network for the immediate transportation of essential supplies to the affected. It has thus enabled citizens across Greece - by calling them through Press Releases, Social Media and a radio campaign - even if they were far from the scene of the disaster, to help and collect specific foods and essentials at ACS stores nationwide, who undertook the safe, immediate and free shipping of the goods to the Logistics Center of the Prefecture of Attica. Based on the Prefecture’s announcement of fire victims' needs, citizens were asked to bring ACS stores in sealed carton boxes with the words "For Fire Victims":

1. Bottled water

2. Juices

3. Foods refrigerated and preferably of immediate consumption (preserved, packaged croissants, biscuits, toasts, etc.)

4. Long-lasting milk, which is kept outside the refrigerator, e.g. evaporated.


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Impact on Society

The response from people around the world was moving, with a total of 2,570 carton shipments totaling 33,191,9 kg (over 33 tonnes) within a very short period of time.



Initiative Location

Place of receipt: ACS stores throughout Greece

Place of Delivery: Logistics Center of Prefecture of Attica (Faliro Delta)


Working with Organization

With Non-Profit Organizations, such as the Greek Rescue Team, and the Prefecture of Attica Logistics Center


Workers Participation

Volunteers who participated in ACS volunteered to provide essentials through the privately owned stores of Tavros and Kryoneri (at the company's headquarters).


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