Hellenic Community of Montreal

Hellenic Community of Montreal

August 29, 2007 17:59 ET

Hellenic Community of Montreal: Canadian Emergency Fund for Greece

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 29, 2007) - The Hellenic Community of Montreal in collaboration with the Greek Orthodox Community of Laval and
under the auspices of the Canadian Hellenic Congress have today issued an appeal for donations to help victims of fires raging in Greece.

"The news footage of Greek families left homeless or hurt and the loss of life that has resulted from forest fires that have ravaged the Peloponnese and other regions of Greece have shocked and saddened us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the victims of this tragedy", said John Theodosopoulos, President of the Hellenic Community of Montreal.

"Many of us have family members in the areas affected and all of us have roots in a land that today, is calling for our help" added Mr. Spiros Roumbas, President of the Greek Orthodox Community of Laval. "We ask all who are concerned to join in our collective effort", he said.

Mr. Demetrius Manolakos, President of the Canadian Hellenic Congress was equal in calling for the joint effort of Greek Canadians and all Canadians. "In response to this unprecedented national emergency declared by the Greek government, we are appealing to all in Montreal, Quebec and the rest of Canada to join in providing support and assistance to those most in need during this difficult time", he said.

A special bank account has been set up with Scotiabank at their Jean Talon branch (Account Number 63081 0151610) to receive donations from those willing to help. In addition, donations can be made online at www.hcm-chm.org or by sending your check to the coordinates below.

Together, the Hellenic Community of Montreal and the Greek Orthodox Community of Laval are the voice of over 85,000 Quebecois of Greek descent that live in the Montreal and Laval regions. For more information, to help or to make a donation, please contact the Hellenic Community of Montreal at 514 738 2421, extensions 116 & 125.

Donations by Check:

Please make payable to the "Canadian Emergency

Fund for Greece" and send care of:

The Hellenic Community of Montreal

Canadian Emergency Fund for Greece

5777 Wilderton Avenue

Montreal, QC H3S 2V7

Contact Information

  • Hellenic Community of Montreal
    514-738-2421, ext. 107