AHEPA Shrine Chapter 500 Supports Local Community

GREENLAWN, NY – AHEPA Shrine Chapter 500 of Greenlawn has joined the long list of AHEPA Chapters throughout the nation who are doing their part to support communities that have been affected with the coronavirus. The Shrine Chapter 500 held a community event to help the families of those who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

In a month-long campaign they raised $4,000 and collected over 400 pounds of canned goods and non-perishables that were distributed to families and food pantries across Huntington Township in Suffolk County, NY. The Empire State District 6 Lodge Executive Officers congratulated Shrine for their outstanding efforts that have helped hundreds of people in need and are proud of the commitment to their community. The Order of AHEPA, continues its chartered message of Philanthropy that has been anchored in its journey since its creation in Atlanta in 1922. In a few years, Shrine 500 will join the nation, celebrating AHEPA’s remarkable 100th anniversary.


ATHENS – The Hellenic Initiative (THI) shared an update on its efforts in Greece, as THI Executive Director Peter Poulos noted via email, “2021 was a year of great accomplishments.

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ASTORIA – The Pancyprian Choir of NY held its first meeting of 2022 and shared best wishes for the New Year with their annual cutting of the traditional vasilopita at Dionysos Taverna in Astoria on January 24.


BRONX, NY – In a festive atmosphere, the traditional cutting of the vasilopita was held by the Northern Chios Society of Pelineon Agia Markella in the community hall of Zoodohos Peghe Greek Orthodox Church in the Bronx on January 23.


ATHENS – A major snow storm that had been predicted for days still caught residents in Greece offguard and the New Democracy government scrambling for answers as to why motorists were stuck for hours on major roads.


Human Chain Formed to Help After Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse

PITTSBURGH — A 50-year-old bridge spanning a ravine collapsed in Pittsburgh early Friday, requiring rescuers to rappel nearly 150 feet (46 meters) while others formed a human chain to reach occupants of a dangling bus.

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