Pontian Greeks of Australia have provided 353 flashlights to the border guards at Evros, Greece, to provide them with extra support and honour their hard work.
The contribution was made possible by The Federation of Pontian Associations of Australia as their representative, Mr Xorozidis, contacted the Deputy Mayor of Alexandroupolis, Mr Dasteridis, and made the necessary arrangements.
“Our Pontic brothers that live in Australia are a brilliant example of the Greek emigrants,” a press release from the Federation reads.
“They were watching what was happening in Greece, during the crisis on our borders, and they decided to help in any way the border policemen of Evros, who were self-sacrificingly guarding the Greek and European borders.”
In response, the Union of Evros Border Policemen has thanked Pontian Greeks in Australia for their support.
“The Union of Evros Border Policemen wants to kindly thank the Greek emigrants and especially the Federation of Pontian Association of Australia and we hope that more people will follow your example,” the union wrote.