The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (Order of AHEPA) will provide the Hellenic Police with protective equipment valued at $27,250 (25,000€), announced Supreme President George G. Horiates.
“Our donation of protective gear is timely, especially given the Greek police is increasing its presence at the Evros border in anticipation of another surge in migrant flow,” Horiates said. “Their presence there is appreciated and needed as Turkey continues to threaten with its systematic and forced migration policy.”
The protective equipment will re-supply fully one battalion of the Hellenic Police’s border guards.
AHEPA Hellas District 25 will deliver the equipment.
“Thank you to the Ahepans on the ground who helped to fact-find and facilitate the delivery of the protective equipment,” Horiates said. “Our Global Headquarters appreciates the contributions received from our districts, chapters, and individuals.”
Following a March 2020 visit by AHEPA Hellas District 25 to the border, Supreme President Horiates issued an appeal to assist the border guards as their equipment, specifically helmets and visors, appeared to be in disarray.
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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.
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