WASHINGTON, DC—The Order of AHEPA has opened its Emergency Relief
Fund to provide assistance to the victims of Hurricane Harvey and the catastrophic flooding Harvey brought with it, announced Supreme President Carl Hollister.
"Hurricane Harvey and the catastrophic flooding it has brought with it have caused widespread devastation," Supreme President Hollister said. "The people of Texas will need every ounce of assistance to recover and rebuild. We must do our part to help. We are urging our AHEPA chapters, members, and supporters to provide assistance through our Emergency Relief Fund as we have traditionally when natural disasters strike."
Supreme President Hollister and Daughters of Penelope Grand President Eva Jean Fomalont are requesting each chapter to donate $250. The donation is tax-deductible.
Made payable to: AHEPA Charitable Foundation. Earmarked: Hurricane Harvey
Send to: AHEPA Headquarters, 1909 Q Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20009 (or donate online)
Individuals wishing to donate funds or Home Depot/Lowes or other gift cards must send it to: AHEPA Chapter 29, c/o Anthony Kouzounis, 3736 Lake Street, Houston, TX 77098
AHEPA Chapter 29, Houston, will be our point-of-contact. Past Supreme President Anthony Kouzounis, Houston, will oversee the relief effort, with assistance from Supreme Governor Nick Dixie and District 16 Governor Emmanuel Kaitson, to assess where best to distribute the aid.
When Natural Disasters Strike: Our Tradition of Helping
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Founded in 1922 in Atlanta, Georgia, on the principles that undergirded its fight for civil rights and against discrimination, bigotry, and hatred felt at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan, AHEPA is the largest and oldest grassroots association of American citizens of Greek heritage and Philhellenes with more than 400 chapters across the United States, Canada, and Europe.
AHEPA's mission is to promote the ancient Greek ideals of Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Family and Individual Excellence through community service and volunteerism.
For more information, please visit www.ahepa.org.