This Wednesday night, March 9, 2016, AHEPA #29 has invited three volunteers who have recently returned from Greece to address our members and guests.
Following a light supper in the S. P. Martel Hall, these brave individuals will share their personal experiences with the refugee community in Lesvos and the Greek citizens who are helping with this international crisis.
On this same night, our AHEPA Charitable Foundation will present over $12,000 in donations to local, national and international charities-proceeds from the four HUD-sponsored apartment projects that AHEPA 29 operates for low income seniors.
Read this about our special guests...
Over the Christmas 2015 holidays, Houston-based Iranian-Americans Negin Sobhani, Yunus Ahmadi, and Yalda Ahmadi headed to Lesvos, Greece. Armed with thousands of dollars of donations from family and friends from across the world, the three spent about a week at the Moria Refugee Camp in the medical tent run by Health Point Project and the family compound run by Danish Refugee Council. Spurred by the largest refugee crisis since World War II, the pleading of international volunteers for translators, and the urge to act, the three will share stories and discuss their experiences with locals, humanitarian agencies, volunteers, and refugees in Moria Camp, Lesvos.
We have extended an invitation to the entire AGOC community (through the Church bulletin) to be a part of this evening.
So that we may provide enough food for everyone, PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU WILL BE ATTENDING THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT (if you have not already done so). You may simply respond to this email.
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