Greeks in Washington Back Their Homeland

FD7BBADA-43ED-4452-A167-2E234BD013E7_w640_r1_s_cx0_cy16_cw94Within the last three years, the Greek economic crisis has been drawing the attention of the news agencies throughout the world. But those who seem to be really concerned about what is going on in Greece are the Greeks abroad.

In recent years, in most meetings of Greek expatriates, the main topic of their discussions is, “What we could do to help our brothers back home.”

Apart from some organized efforts made by official bodies such as the Archdiocese of America, AHEPA and other expatriate organizations which can afford to offer financial assistance to Greece, there are as well some other initiatives taken by smaller groups of people, particularly young persons.

There is one like that in the Washington, D.C. Greek community, Greek students who happen to be in the U.S. capital to complete a course of their studies, young professionals who recently left Greece seeking for a better professional career in the U.S., as well as several other persons who are either directly or indirectly related to Greece or Cyprus.

They are organizing Greek nights in bars and restaurants in Washington, where all people of Greek descent, are gathered so as to share common interests, lifestyle and communication, including one scheduled for June 28 to raise revenues to be sent to Compassionate Care Hospice in Sparta’and families in need in Cyprus.