Three days after Trude came home from Lesvos, we had a great team of sixteen volunteers ready to travel and to continue what Trude had started with A Drop in The Ocean.
While Trude was busy handing out hugs and care, food and water , shoes and dry clothes to refugees she accepted on the beach in Lesvos , increased the group’s membership figures from a few hundred to many thousands . The drop in the ocean was in the national media several times , it was created local subsets of drop in the ocean in the country, and large and small -raising campaigns were initiated in the country.
Back home in Norway on September 2 , Trude writes :
Trude arrived on Lesvos late night 29th August, and left for home in the evening of 2nd September. Those were som very intense days, filled with strong impressions. We are certain that many of the refugees that landed during those days will remember the reception and welcome they received with joy and gratefulness. The pictures and stories Trude sent home shows that the help was both needed and welcomed.
Here are some of the updates Trude sent home while on Lesvos:
On the 21st of August 2015, Trude Jacobsen – a mother of five in Bærum, Norway, started the FB group called “Dråpen i Havet” – “A Drop in the Ocean”. She invited some friends into the group and told them that she had decided to travel to Lesvos in order to help some of the refugees landing there after their perilous journey from Turkey.