AHEPA VICTORIA IS RAISING FUNDS to support the hundreds of Greek families in Melbourne who are facing desperate times due to the second lockdown in Victoria due to COVID-19.
Many people, mainly newly-arrived immigrants from Greece, who survived the first lockdown with the help of Greek organisations, are now faced with even harder circumstances.
They are without work since the hospitality businesses they work for are shutting down once again. They are not entitled to any support from the government as they are not permanent citizens. And as many of them have stated, the savings they had put aside have been used up, leaving them with nothing, not even the funds to return to Greece.
AHEPA VICTORIA has already donated to various community groups including Pronia, Mirabel Foundation and the Archdiocese fundraising at “Axion Esti”.
Please support our efforts to continue to assist our compatriots who may be in need at these difficult times through these organisations!
AHEPA is the largest Hellenic Association in the world with chapters in the United States, Canada, Greece, Cyprus, Australia and New Zealand. It was established in 1922 by visionary Greek Americans to protect Hellenes from prejudice and discrimination. AHEPA was founded in Australia in Werris Creek NSW in May 1934.
Greek-Australians who are facing difficulties are encouraged to contact the Archdiocese: (03) 9998 1988.
- Helen Katsaros
- Katina & Peter Yiannoudes
- George Keskerides
- Con Loukopoulos
- Maria Carram