WASHINGTON, DC – AHEPA released its weekly update on the #AHEPACares efforts across the United States and the world, including the continuing contributions during the global pandemic.
The Mayor of Canonsburg, PA commended the AHEPA Chapter 156 Philanthropic Society’s donation, feeding 400 area families. In a statement, Mayor David H. Rhome said, “As we continue through the COVID-19 virus with unemployment extremely high and the need to feed needy families I was honored to receive a check in the amount of $2,000 at our Pop-Up Food Pantry, located at the Canonsburg U.P. Church. May I add that this sizable donation provided enough food for nearly 400 families at four locations in Muse, Lawrence, Meadowlands, and Canonsburg, PA. Thanks AHEPA.”
AHEPA Chapter 72, Trenton, NJ continues to provide meals to medical and health care heroes on a weekly basis. On one of their latest deliveries, the Ahepans, including former National Board of Trustees Member Lee Millas, provided 30 meals to emergency room personnel at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton.
In Cyprus, the Brothers of the AHEPA Chapter CY-4 “Photos Photiades” Idalion offered financial aid to five families in need in honor of AHEPA Sunday, May 17 this year, as proclaimed by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America.
AHEPA CY-4 Chapter “Photos Photiades” Idalion was represented by Georgios Kallenos (Chapter President), Demetrios Bourpoulas (Chapter Treasurer) and Members of the Chapter Constantinos Kassianides, Loizos Papaloizou, Marios Achas, and George Spiliotopoulos.
The aid was delivered through Father Spyridon and the church committee of the Metropolitan Church Panayias Evangelistrias in Dali.
Father Spyridon thanked the Ahepans for their contribution and told them, “This aid will be given to families in need whom I personally know are having huge financial problems and we thank you for your help. This action will surely play a big part in easing their suffering.”
Also among the many chapters continuing the philanthropic efforts:
Chapter 25 Manhattan donated meals and raised funds for ventilators.
Chapter 26 Philadelphia Brother Dr. Theoklis Zaoutis is actively advising Greece's Ministry of Health on COVID-19.
Chapter 40 Detroit/District 10, Michigan –$15,000 donated to Detroit-area churches
Chapter 64 Harrisburg, PA Brother Dr. Chronis is providing medical analysis for COVID-19 and the chapter donated $1,750 to four central PA food banks to feed families in need.
Chapter 78, Merrillville, IN donated $17,000 to charities that assist and provide relief to victims of COVID-19, including Meals on Wheels.
Chapter 145 Denver donated and served meals to hundreds of first responders and the homeless and also Delivered thousands of face masks to the city and county of Denver.
Chapter CJ-1 Toronto implemented the Greek Easter Relief Food program, providing low-income families with a voucher to ensure everyone had access to an Easter meal.
Chapter HJ-34 Corfu, Greece coordinated a blood drive, donated face masks and health supplies to Corfu General Hospital and vulnerable populations.
Chapter 601 Constantinople donated food to Orthodox churches for Easter.
Nikolaus Dumba Chapter & Daughters of Penelope Princess Sissi Chapter Vienna, Austria delivered meals to the needy.