The Rhodian Society of New York- Apollon Releases Statement on the Fire in Rhodes

NEW YORK – The Rhodian Society of New York – Apollon on August 2 released the following statement on the fire in Rhodes which according to the latest reports is now abating:

“The outbreak of the fire and its devastating effects on our fellow citizens, society, and the environment of Rhodes, the Rhodian Society of New York – Apollon declared August 1 as a day of mourning. From the first moment, we closely monitored the development of the situation and together, all the expatriate Rhodians abroad, convey our warm support, but also our practical support to our homeland, Rhodes. We want to thank the Fire Department, the local and state agencies involved, but also the countless volunteers who are currently fighting heroically to bring the fire under control. The absolute protection of human life and public and private property – the protection of our land, the citizens, the visitors, and the natural ecosystem of Rhodes- is paramount. In the coming days, we will help in the efforts for the victims and the restoration of nature, but also will be active in the discussion to achieve the maximum possible protection of the region from similar phenomena in the future whether caused by the human factor or climate change.”

The Rhodian Society of New York – Apollon

Nikos Kartalis – President

Kalliopi Ziangos – Vice President

Thalia Tzorzis-Vlepakis – Treasurer

Eleni Sakellis – General Secretary

Board Members:

Savvas Sotrilis, Petros Chatzimichalis, Katerina Frangopoulou, Ereni Chatzimichalis,

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