The Hellenic Initiative (THI) Australia announced that it has given grants worth a total of $50,000 for two organisations in Greece working to help people facing severe financial and social challenges because of COVID-19 this Greek winter.

“We are most grateful to the generous donors of the Winter Appeal for Greece who have made this urgent funding to our partner charities in Greece possible,” said THI Australia President, Nicholas Pappas AM in statement issued on Friday, 21 January.

“THI Australia will be announcing an additional $50,000 in grants to selected charities in Greece next month, completing a very successful Winter Appeal for Greece,” said Mr Pappas.

The Emfasis Foundation received a grant of $30,000 and the Doctors of the World Greece were given $20,000 that will enable them to provide for essential items such as face masks, santitisers, food, temporary accommodation and to cover utility bills.

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The President of Doctors of the World Greece, Charikleia Tsiouvara thanked THI for the grant the organisation received.

“During a time where COVID-19 has created immense disruption and challenges for so many nations, we remain extremely indebted to THI Australia and its supporters for assisting so many destitute and vulnerable people in Greece. All gifts, whether small or large, increase the impact of our work,” said Ms Tsiouvara.