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THI Australia winter appeal grants total $50,000 for vulnerable people on Greece’s streets

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The Hellenic Initiative Australia announced two new grants, totalling AU$50,000, have been awarded to Doctors of the World Greece and Emfasis Foundation to provide additional support to people facing severe financial and social challenges during the COVID-19 winter in Greece.

“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.

A grant of $20,000 to Doctors of the World Greece and a grant of $30,000 to Emfasis Foundation will enable these trusted charities to purchase and provide essential items such as face masks and sanitisers, hot meals, grocery packages, food vouchers, temporary accommodation and assistance with utility bills.

In response to news of the grant, MdM Greece, President, Ms Charikleia Tsiouvara, said, “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.”

“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.

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