This winter help spread the warmth.
The Hellenic Initiative Australia has launched an online Winter Appeal to support people in Greece facing severe hardship over the coming months.
Funds raised will assist THI Australia’s trusted partner charities in Greece, which face additional challenges supporting the vulnerable and the destitute during the pandemic.
“As we look forward to summer after an extremely challenging year, the onset of the second wave of COVID- 19 in Greece is bringing new challenges for those at risk this winter,” said THI Australia President, Nicholas Pappas AM.
“With the country currently in lockdown, things will get bleaker for the homeless, rough sleepers, destitute families and elderly people who are isolated and alone,” he added.
The Winter Appeal for Greece will help organisations such as Emfasis Foundation provide basic necessities and support services to people at risk during this winter, including sleeping bags, hygiene products, face masks, sanitiser, SIM cards, food vouchers and access to psychological support.
“We are more determined than ever to continue providing financial assistance to our respected partner charities in Greece to ensure they can keep supporting those most in need,” Mr Pappas continued.
Greece is currently going through its second wave.
“As Christmas approaches, we are calling on Greek Australians and philhellenes to join our Winter Appeal and help support Greece during these uncertain times.”