Status report on direct bank transfers

Two weeks ago, the participatory financing on KissKissBankBank ended, and as the stated goal of collecting € 300 000 was not reached, the donations were reimbursed through the bank card used by each donor. We then called to transfer directly the amount of donations to the bank account of the Fund of support to the initiatives and structures of social solidarity in Greece.

As we write, we have been notified of bank transfers representing close to € 45 000 that is 38% of the amount collected on KissKissBankBank. This sum includes a significant support originating in the Interdemos group itself. Many donors on KissKissBankBank have not yet been able to check that they have been reimbursed. Others may have been deterred by the bank transfer procedure, even though we have been able to help everyone who contacted us because of a difficulty with the transfer to overcome it. We trust that with a continued effort of rallying the community that the first phase helped to constitute, it will be possible to come close to or even increase the amount collected in the first phase. Some people have increased their donation and other people did a bank transfer while they had not contributed on KissKissBankBank. It you are in contact with original donors or with people committed to the concrete solidarity with Greece and to reopening the European future, please encourage them to make a bank transfer.

In early May, we will send again an email to all KKBB donors to incite them to make a bank transfer. Until then, the campaign will proceed only through the @interdemos twitter account, this blog… and each of you. In parallel we will publish news about the situation in Greece (two of us will go to Greece this week).