The NGO Geologists of the World launches the initiative ‘Geosolidaries with La Palma’.
The NGO Geologists of the World has launched the initiative ‘Geosolidaries with La Palma’ to raise funds for direct aid to those affected by the volcanic eruption on this Canary Island and to finance projects for the redevelopment of the area now the eruption is over.
Those interested in giving a donation of €35 or more will receive a gift from the NGO Geologists of the World, consisting of a sample of pyroclastic material expelled by the volcano, lapilli and ashes. For shipments abroad (Europe), the donation must be equal or greater than €50. For the rest of Europe, €60 (depending on the postal rate)
YOUR CONTRIBUTION IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE
Check with the tax policy of the donor’s country. In Spain, since 2021, when you make a donation as an individual, you are tax deductible 80% on the first 150 euros of contribution, so if you donate 150 euros, the Tax Agency will deduct 120 euros.
The NGO Geologists of the World is annually in charge of making the declaration of informative donations to the Tax Agency, for which we need your name, your ID and your autonomous community. You can provide this information when you make your donation.
Certificate of authenticity of pyroclastic products
Together with the samples that you will receive for your donation of 35€ or more, you will receive a certificate authenticating that the pyroclastic products come from the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano.
«The NGO Geologos Del Mundo and the Canary Islands Federation of Municipalities (FECAM,) certifies that the contents of the containers enclosed in this shipment belong to pyroclastic products, ash and lapilli from the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano that began on September 19, 2021.»
La Palma volcano: testimonies that hurt
The children need us
There are many different cases, many needs, parents have approached us, they have talked to us, they do not even have enough to buy clothes for the children or food, people who are ashamed to ask for help, each person is different, everyone does not want to signify their situation of poverty, they are people who are going through many needs.
Apart from the need of the situation, we would like to help them directly through the project, do you think we should do this project with this association?
Of course everything that can be helped that comes to our association, we will distribute it to the parents and students of school age.
In the human question, do you think that in order to help the children with their grief, the geologists can take them to the countryside to teach them a little geology, geography, to see the volcanic ashes, to learn how to orient themselves?
I think the idea is great, it will help the children a lot, especially for everything they are feeling now, nobody or almost nobody is taking care of them, they need psychological support for these minors and to attend to their needs and it is very important.
Do you suppose then that geology can help in this mourning, help to bring comfort?
We have to see the positive side of all this misfortune, after all this there is a future and there is a tomorrow that the children have to learn and move forward.
Thank you very much for your attention, Lourdes Lopez.
Testimony of Mayte
The jobs of the people who worked with me all my life, all the work of my parents, the future of my children, a whole life is gone, we are left with nothing, it took away our life, all our intimacy, no, I can't go on.
We lost our lives and with a broken heart and soul, our hearts are broken.
Testimony of María del Mar
And the banana plantations?
No, I only had on my arable land, my house with a stable with animals, 1 horse, chickens, dogs, a vegetable garden. We have lost everything, we have left the animals in one place, in another and everything we had is scattered all over the place, and here we are waiting for help.
We solve your doubts
Who are we?
Where will the money raised go?
What does the gift consist of?
Who supports the project?
The NGO Geologists of the World is a non-profit organisation created in 1999 under the patronage of the ICOG (Ilustre Colegio Oficial de Geólogos) and the FEG (European Federation of Geologists). From t knowledge and experience of the Earth Sciences, collaborates with other organisations and actors in regions vulnerable to geological phenomena in order to achieve a sustainable improvement in the quality of life of the population. Its main lines of action are the management of natural resources and geological risks, as well as prevention and emergency strategies in the case of risks and sustainable exploitation strategies in the case of resources. More information at https://www.icog.es/geologosdelmundo
Canary Islands Federation of Municipalities. FECAM has 7 Canary Islands as associates. On the 19th of November, a certificate was received from the Federation of Canary Islands Municipalities (FECAM), regarding the agreement adopted by the La Palma Island Commission on the 5th of November 2021, regarding the request for support for the Geosolidario project. This commission, meeting in the Main Hall of the Town Hall of Tazacorte, and in relation to the letter sent by the NGO Geologists of the World, adopted the following agreement:
"After a brief exchange of views, the Insular Commission agrees to endorse the proposal made and to carry out the necessary actions to put them into effect".
Federación de Empresarios de la Palma The Federación de Empresarios de La Palma (FEDEPALMA) was created to fight for, improve and promote local commerce on the island of La Palma. The commercial activity is one of the most important within the economic sector of La Palma. Not only do many entrepreneurs struggle every day to carry out their projects, but this activity is also the livelihood of many families. FEDEPALMA is not only a trade federation, but a federation of entrepreneurs from all sectors. Trade is the most powerful sector, but there are also the primary sector, tourism, metal, construction, travel agencies, services and a wide range of other activities... We are a group of associations with the same objective: The NGO Geologists of the World has also obtained the support of the Federation of Entrepreneurs of La Palma FEDELPAMA.
ICOG The Spanish Association of Professional Geologists
It is a non-profit institution created for the defence and support of the interests of Geologists, created by Law 73/1978 of December 26th. It is a Public Law corporation, protected by Law and recognised by the State, with its own legal personality and full capacity for the exercise of its functions and the fulfilment of its aims. It enjoys, for all purposes, the pre-eminent status attributed to this type of entity by the Law on Professional Associations, and is therefore the only corporation legitimised to raise the problems and aspirations of the profession with the Public Authorities, representing the professional community in this respect. The Statutes of the ICOG were approved by Royal Decree 1378/2001 of 7 December 2001.
La Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y The Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre-Real Casa de la Moneda is a public business entity (EPE) and own means (MP) of the General State Administration, in accordance with its Statutes and Law 40/2015, of 1 October, on the Legal Regime of the Public Sector. The Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre was created in 1893 with the merger of two secular organisations: the Casa de la Moneda (Mint) and the Fábrica del Sello (Stamp Factory). Both institutions had shared the Colón building since 1861, although they were independent and had separate administrations. Since then, and under the common denominator of security, it has continued to extend its scope of activity.