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AHEPA, HALC Mobilize for Greek Wildfire Emergency Relief

July 26, 2018

NEW YORK – Supreme President Carl Hollister made a statement on the deadly wildfires just outside of Athens in Greece.

At the National Convention currently taking place in Atlantic City, NJ, he called on AHEPA members to “mobilize” and authorized the Emergency Relief Fund to be opened in an effort to help the survivors of the natural disaster.

You can help by making a monetary donation to the AHEPA Charitable Fund for the 2018 Greece Wildfire Relief Fund here: ahepa.org/donate

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Also, the Hellenic American Leadership Council (HALC) has partnered with the Chicago Sister Cities International- Athens Committee for a GoFundMe campaign to directly fund on-the-ground efforts in Greece.

The Greece Wildfire Relief Campaign was created on July 24 in response to the “devastating wildfires that have swept through the suburbs of Athens, resulting in at least 74 deaths and an unknown number of injured.

Thousands have fled the fires, with at least 700 being rescued from the sea after jumping in there to escape the flames. Hundreds of homes have been destroyed. The fires are a ‘biblical disaster with human losses,’ Greek Interior Minister Panos Skourletis has said,” according to the campaign’s description.

It continues, “Families are in need of immediate medical care, food and shelter, the death toll is tragically still rising, entire communities will have to rebuild, please donate what you can and spread the word. This is a major catastrophe, and the people of Greece need your help.

“Both HALC and the Athens Committee are official, registered American non-profits. HALC has launched several relief and fundraising campaigns for the people of Greece before. We have close contacts with the government, with non-profit organizations across the country and with community leaders. We have an excellent track record of accountability, transparency and will make all fund disbursements public. HALC and the Athens Committee are not retaining a single cent of any funds raised: all funds will be distributed directly to help the people of Greece.”

More information is available online: gofundme.com/greecewildfirerelief.

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