Jordi Cardoner extols virtues of refugee aid campaign

Jordi Cardoner extols virtues of refugee aid campaign

Club Vice President calls for maximum participation at press conference unveiling campaign to help refugees arriving to Europe

FC Barcelona unveiled Friday their campaign to aid the refugees arriving in Europe, explained by first Vice President Jordi Cardoner. "The idea is for this project to have the collaboration of everyone in the Barça family," he declared," while adding that "this is not a single act but rather continuous action over time, which is something that differentiates us as a club."

Friday's press conference was held in the Ricard Maxenchs press room, where Cardoner explained that the project will be implemented "through our partners the Red Cross in Catalonia, which will help us make this FC Barcelona Foundation project a success. We also appreciate the cooperation of the City of Barcelona and the Government of Catalonia."

It should be understood what an awareness campaign of this kind represents

According to Cardoner, there are "three basic objectives [to the campaign]: fundraising, the integration of these people who are in deplorable situations into our society and, finally, to increase awareness.”

He explained: “The more money raised the better. But equally important is the number of people who participate. This makes us different as a club, and we want everyone to get involved in this campaign in whatever way they can. This project is worth it."

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