Greek-American Foundation to Support Vulnerable Groups in Greece – Είδηση: ελληνο- αμερικάνικη χρηματοδότηση για την στήριξη ευπαθών ομάδων στην Ελλάδα

By Stella Tsolakidou on February 8, 2012 in New York, News

The Hellenic Relief Inc. was recently incorporated in the State of New York as a non-profit philanthropic entity with a mission of providing support  for the Greek population suffering during the present economic crisis.

The Foundation is the initiative of Americans of Hellenic descent, who wish to address Greek needs regarding health and nutrition. This February, representatives of the Foundation will be visiting Greece at their personal expense, to deliver packaged food supplies to families. The foods supplied represent the classic Mediterranean diet and will be purchased locally from Greek producers. Packaging and distribution will be performed by volunteers assisting the Foundation in its mission.

The recipients of the Hellenic-American community’s support, delivered through the Foundation, are identified through ongoing communication with persons and organizations presently engaged in charitable activities in Greece.

The Hellenic Relief Foundation Inc. is an independent entity and operates according to the laws of the State of New York. It is managed by a Board of Directors, who are members of the Hellenic-American community and do not represent the interests of any other organizations or institutions.

The work of the Foundation is the product of volunteer efforts, thus assuring that all contributions will be entirely devoted to its mission of relief.

The Board of Directors so far includes Dinos Avlonitis, Georgia Filiotis, Dr. Nicholas Mezitis , Stelios Taketzis, Demetris Tsatis Esq., Fotis Tsatis, Philip Vogiatzoglou, John Zervas, and Prokopis Zervas (additional members will be announced soon).

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