ATHENS – With the crucial financial help of the Jaharis Family Foundation, Inc., which was established by Michael and Mary Jaharis, Apostoli-Mission, the social service agency of the Church of Greece, in cooperation with International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) sent $900,000 worth of medical supplies to Thrace.
The materials will be directed to healthcare facilities throughout Thrace in Northeast Greece.
The large donation of hospital supplies is part of a larger project Give for Greece II, which was implemented by Apostoli and is funded by IOCC and other Greek-American organizations like AHEPA, which also made substantial contributions to the effort.
The delivery of medical supplies will continue throughout the year as the needs of the country’s hospitals increase due to the daily intensification of the crisis.
Through this endeavor, the financing of specific projects by Greek-Americans, the community’s contributions, coordinated by the IOCC in Apostoli, make a maximum humanitarian impact in Greece.
Constantinos Dimtsas, Apostoli’s General Director, who works with Despina Katsivelaki, IOCC Program Coordinator in Greece, expressed thanks and gratitude to the Greek-American community for their support of the people of Greece who are enduring hardships.
Dimtsas especially praised the initiatives of IOCC and Michael Jaharis, saying that their efforts every day demonstrate their faith in the values and strength of Hellenism. He reminded that the Jaharis Family has given an additional two million dollars for the relief of people in need, particularly the children of Greece.