Wonderful work you guys are doing.
Peter Rexer

Hi Peter, thank you so much for your note. First, I’d recommend connecting with our colleague Jai Mexis. He is leading an initiative in Lesbos around upcycling life vests and boats to make shelters and bags; the latter can be sold to raise money for humanitarian assistance.

Presentation: http://issuu.com/jaim…/…/lesvos___re-fugee___re-make___re-us

Al-Jazeera article: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/12/8/volunteers-up-cycle-refugee-lifejackets-boats.html

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/The-Life-vest-1668161903422616/?notif_t=page_fan

Jai is also managing our initiative in Europe, particularly in The Netherlands. Additionally, I’m starting a program with Ashoka and McKinsey this month to devise a strategy for scaling the idea in Germany and throughout Europe. We’ve seen the same problem as you have. Many of our friends who have made it to Europe are now lonely, depressed and losing hope.

Let’s connect on LinkedIn and see how we can collaborate.