Hollywood’s Golden Greeks, Stamos and Vardalos team up to rebuild orphanage


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Hollywood’s Golden Greeks, Nia Vardalos, and John Stamos have teamed up to help rebuild the Lyreion Orphanage, destroyed during the summer wildfires in Eastern Attica.

The two actors have lent their support to  The Hellenic Initiative to launch an online campaign to raise funds for the rebuilding.

To date, US$200,000 have been deposited in a bank account the organization has opened under the name “The Hellenic Initiative Wildfire Relief Fund”.

The 45 children housed in the Lyreion orphanage have found temporary refuge in another structure of Attica.

“My heart aches for these orphaned children who’ve been displaced from their home,” Nia Vardalos said.

“Greeks living around the world care about Greece and rebuilding this orphanage is a way to help these children in need,” she continued.

“As a new father, the perils these children face hit me particularly hard,” said first-time father John Stamos.