The Transfiguration of Christ Greek Orthodox Community of Corona in New York sent humanitarian aid in the form of 2,500 pairs of shoes to the victims of the severe economic crisis in Greece.
This dispatch was sent to the Holy Archdiocese of Athens and the Holy Metropolis of Kos and Nisyros, to be distributed to the needy living in those areas. The shipment was directed to His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and all Greece and His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael of Kos and Nisyros, who met separately with the presiding priest of the Transfiguration Community Rev. Economos George Anastasiou and a delegation of parish council members who traveled to Greece to deliver the shipment, which arrived in early November.
Archbishop Ieronymos thanked Fr. George and parish representatives during their meeting at the Archdiocese of Athens, during which he made reference to the various social and welfare programs offered by the Church of Greece, like the philanthropic aid program "Apostoli' and the coupons that the Church offers low income families and the jobless to purchase discount food items from participating supermarkets.
Through this latest show of philanthropy, the Greek Orthodox Community of Corona extends its benevolent work abroad as well, in response to the humanitarian crisis that is taking place in Greece due to extensive unemployment and the other negative consequences that have arisen as a result of the economic crisis that broke out in the country in 2009 and is still raging.
Together with this show of aid to the people of Greece, the multifaceted ministry of the Church of Transfiguration includes the provision of free Greek education to all interested students from the New York area, cooperation with government agencies and local civic leaders to help house programs and services offering food stamps and free tax preparation, the awarding of scholarships and other forms of financial aid to needy families, etc.
The Transfiguration of Christ Greek Orthodox Community was founded in 1926 and is one of the oldest Greek American Communities in New York City. For more information, visit its website at www.transfigurationcorona.com