Carl Hollister, president of the American Hellenic Educational and Progressive Association (AHEPA) visited Houston to survey the flood damage caused by Hurricane Harvey and presented AHEPA’s initial $15,000 donation toward local relief efforts.
He visited with four families whose homes suffered severe flood damage and lent assistance and moral support. Many more families have suffered the same, if not worse, fate. After surveying the damage, Hollister set a goal of raising $100,000 by month’s end.
“Many families have lost their homes, their vehicles, and irreplaceable personal items,” Hollister said. “The $15,000 donation is a down payment. More aid will come.”
“The loss is devastating and, in some cases, unimaginable,” Past Supreme President Anthony Kouzounis, a Houston native who accompanied Hollister on the visit, said. “We are touched by the outpouring of love and generosity from AHEPA and Daughters of Penelope chapters across the country.”
Through its network of chapters and members throughout the United States and the world, Ahepa has set a goal to raise $100,000 by October 1, 2017.
Individuals wishing to donate to AHEPA’s campaign should send checks made payable to: AHEPA Charitable Foundation. Earmarked: Hurricane Harvey
Send to: AHEPA Headquarters, 1909 Q Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20009
Individuals wishing to donate funds or Home Depot/Lowes or other gift cards should send to:
AHEPA Chapter 29
3736 Lake Street
Houston, TX 77098