The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (Order of AHEPA) is proud to be the recipient of a $35,000 gift from the Peter and Stella Yiannos Family Trust, of Wilmington, Delaware, that will go toward AHEPA’s Greece wildfires relief campaign, announced Supreme President George E. Loucas.
Received in December 2018, the donation is made in memory of Angeliki Yiannopoulos, a relative of the Yiannos family who died in the wildfires that devastated Mati in July.
“We thank AHEPA for spearheading this worthy program,” a Yiannos family spokesperson said. “We donated to AHEPA in memory of our departed aunt, Angeliki Yiannopoulos, who perished in the wildfires in Mati and whose memory will always live on. We believe through our collective efforts we can do our part to help prevent future loss of life.”
“We are deeply grateful to the family of Peter and Stella Yiannos for their generous donation to our wildfires campaign,” Supreme President Loucas said. “The Yiannoses were active in the community and staunch proponents of Hellenism. Thanks to their family’s philanthropy, we will be able to provide much-needed assistance to the people of Greece.”
AHEPA’s Greece wildfires relief campaign has raised $200,000. According to Loucas, the establishment of a burn treatment room at Evangelismos Hospital in Athens and support for a Hellenic Fire Brigade training program are opportunities identified that are under strong consideration for AHEPA’s assistance. The administration of AHEPA’s wildfires relief campaign funds will be a priority on Supreme President Loucas’ agenda during AHEPA’s annual overseas leadership excursion in the spring.
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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.