Significant Contributions to the Relief Fund for the People of Cyprus
Jun 21, 2013
NEW YORK – A presentation of significant contributions to the Relief Fund for the People of Cyprus took place today at the Archdiocese Headquarters, in support of specific needs and worthwhile projects to which relief assistance will be channeled.
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, presented the specific donations of organizations and individuals, which will be sent thought the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America to the projects carefully selected in cooperation and with the recommendation of the Government of Cyprus, and were outlined in a letter His Eminence sent to the participants of the initial meeting he convened for that purpose on April 3, 2013. These contributions to the Relief Fund, totaling $460,000 to date, are as follows: Cyprus Federation of America $50,000 - Cyprus American Chamber of Commerce $10,000 - Peter and Nasia Papanikolaou $100,000 - Demetrios and Georgia Kaloidis $100,000 - George and Olga Tsounis $100,000 - Michael and Mary Jaharis $50,000 - Pampaphian Federation of America $10,000 - Eleftheria Pancyprian Youth Groups $10,000 - Cypriot Association of America Lampousa $10,000 - Cyprus Association Asgata $10,000 - Pancyprian Dancing Group $10,000
The three projects focused on children, for which the this relief assistance will be channeled to are: 1) The establishment of Centers for the Protection and Care of Children, 2) Association for Autism in Cyprus and its existing Day Care Centers for people with autism, and 3) Childrens’ Rehab Center (for details see Press Release of June 7, 2013 http://www.goarch.org/news/followup-letter-cyprus-06072013)
This meeting and presentation of significant monetary contribution was the first response to the letter of Archbishop Demetrios to the 36 representatives of Greek-American and Cypriot American organizations who had participated in the initial meeting convened for raising support for Cyprus.
The newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to the U.S. George Chacalli, who had a private meeting with His Eminence, participated in the presentation. Also present were the Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to the U.N. Nicholas Aimiliou, the Consul General of Cyprus in New York Koula Sofianou and officers of Cypriot-American organizations.
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