11 January, 2006
Greece turned over $85,000 in aid for the victims of Hurricane Katrina that swept through the southeast United States last year, during a special ceremony held in Atlanta on Monday.
Deputy Foreign Minister Panagiotis Skandalakis represented the Greek government at the ceremony, which was organized by the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA).
Others attending the ceremony were US Ambassador to Greece Charles Ries, Greek Ambassador in Washington Alexandros Mallias, Greek Consul in Atlanta Lambros Kakissis, AHEPA President Gus James and others.
Noni Demesticha Skandalaki, representative of the "Panathinaiki" organization and Vice President of UNESCO's Greek National Committee and Yvette Jarvis, Vice President of the Friends of "Habitat for Humanity" in Greece and Athens municipal councilor handed over the check to the US-based Habitat for Humanity.
The funds will be used for housing needs of victims of the devastating hurricane.
Source: Athens News Agency