The warm home they deserve
The Shelter ‘Aghios Alexandros’, in Athens, is a home for 12 orphaned or abused young girls. The administration does everything in their power to make sure these young girls receive the best possible care and have a new family. However, up to now there was one thing they couldn’t provide: proper heating. After a crowdfunding campaign, which gathered 40.000 euros by almost 1,700 people, solar panels were installed at the roof of the building and connected to the network. From this winter on, the solar energy produced by the panels will cover the electricity needs of a central heat pump system that will meet the building’s heating demands. The Shelter will have zero heating cost, will break free from fossil fuels, saving thousands of tons of oil and will be able to use precious resources on what is really important.