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Helping Refugees Daily by Getting S**t Done

Closed Cause page created in the Disaster category by Jennifer James for "The Get S*** Done Team"


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Given by 73 generous donors in 9 months

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Aiding to improve and enhance refugees lives in Greece by providing fast practical solutions, infrastructure projects and direct services.

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International Disasters Volunteering Aid

Jenni is a Kiwi and the founder and driving force behind The Get S**t Done Team in Greece. Working with a team of amazing and wonderful independent volunteers from all over the world and alongside larger organisations to get immediate aid and care to where it's needed. We are a driving force in Emergency and long term work on the ground. We build, we deliver, we source, we fix, all from a workshop run by volunteers.

The team started with a mobile workshop building shelter, sun shades, snake and mosquito protection, drainage, flood prevention and community spaces in refugee tent camps situated in fields, abandoned factories and warehouses.

With the demand of projects and calls of assistance from refugees, NGOs, charities and other volunteers, the need resulted in the setup of a large workshop as well as the continuation of the mobile workshop vans in Thessaloniki. Emergency support includes food and clothing distribution, flooring and insulation for tents, electricity for camps, stoves made from old car rims, hot water bottles and sanitation.

Now that the borders are closed in Northern Greece the majority of refugees are stuck and waiting for asylum to other counties. This can take many months or even years, so it's important that we help vulnerable refugee people while they wait. Requirements change constantly which has led us to broaden our aid in providing bikes which increase mobility and freedom, washing machines so women don’t have to hand wash for families in buckets of freezing water; helping to build learning centres for children and adults; community centres, playgrounds, workshops, free clothing and food shops that go towards providing a little dignity and choice. These are just a few projects we help with. Many times alongside skilled refugees keen to help initiate projects with us.

Use of funds

Dedicated volunteers make up The Get S**t Done Team. The projects they provide are made possible by donations. Money raised will be a small proportion to funding long term volunteers’ essential living costs while the majority of it will go toward achieving projects mentioned above.


Latest donations

  • in honor of my father

    in honor of my father on 17 Apr 2017

    $71

    Thank you for your work, sweat, dedication and love.

    $71

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 16 Apr 2017

    $100

    $100

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 10 Apr 2017

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    Private

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 09 Apr 2017

    $10

    $10

  • Sandra Jack

    Sandra Jack on 09 Apr 2017

    $50

    A blast from the past Ms James. You're a fecking inspiration. Thank you for getting shit done and appropriately on Lesbos. 😊 Kia kaha.

    $50

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Jennifer James

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International

I am the founder and leader of The Get S**t Done Team

This will be my 3rd mission to Greece. First arriving in 2015, where I helped on the shores of the Aegean Sea saving lives of refugees from over crowded rubber boats as they fled their war torn home lands, crossing the treacherous waters in search of safety. When I arrived on Lesbos there were only 250 people landing a day but within 4 months that rose to 6,000! With no infrastructure in place that could handle such numbers, I worked alongside other independent volunteers and NGO’s and set about providing food, water, basic first aid, transportation, shelter, sleeping bags and other emergency provisions and aid.

I continue this work because I want to help people that have lost everything, that have battled to be where they are today, who fight to survive and I want to try and help give back some dignity and pride.

All funds raised benefit

The Get S*** Done Team

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Jennifer James on behalf of The Get S*** Done Team.

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“A blast from the past Ms James. You're a fecking inspiration. Thank you for getting shit done and appropriately on Lesbos. 😊 Kia kaha.”
“Thank you for representing those of us that wish for peace and cooperation in the world and providing a channel to show our support for the refugees even if we can't be on the ground with you.”
“Good on you Jennifer and you team”
“You make me proud.”
“Lesbos is my husband's ancestral home, we were there in 2015 just as the refugees started arriving. It is truly heartbreaking, you are doing an amazing job!!”
“What you are doing is AMAZING well done!”
“Hope this helps you in the very worthwhile work you are doing.:)”
“Takes a kiwi to get shit done, well done.”
“Great work you are all doing.”
“Great to see the Kiwi 'can do' attitude being applied so practically, and unfazed by the scope of the task before you! BUT....please consider changing your 'middle' name - it doesn't become the noble effort you & your team are putting into this. I know it's a good, 'blokey' attention-grabber, but that may also work against you, in the sense of deterring potential donors. Besides, from the perspective of the people you're helping, I'd have thought the s**t has already happened in their lives, big-time, and surely what you guys are doing is only good stuff, now? Anyhow, all power to your arm. Am impressed (saw the Seven Sharp feature)!”
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