April 4, 2016

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The Brothers of District 10 celebrated Greek Independence by delivering aid to the community of Flint, Michigan.

American Hellenic Community Provides Aid to 
Flint Water Crisis Victims

Michigan Ahepans deliver nearly 2,000 gallons of milk on Greek Independence Day

WASHINGTON, DC -- The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (Order of AHEPA), a leading association for the nation's millions of American citizens of Greek heritage and Philhellenes, has mobilized its chapters to help victims of the Flint water crisis, announced Supreme President John W. Galanis.  AHEPA Automotive District 10 (Michigan) donated and delivered 1,944 gallons of milk to the Flint community, via the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, March 25, 2016.

According to state public health departments, optimal nutrition can play an important role in minimizing the amount of lead absorbed and stored in bones, especially in children.  When minerals such as calcium and iron are deficient, lead absorption is increased.

"We commend our Ahepans and the American Hellenic community of Michigan," Galanis said.  "We hope the aid provided, and the future aid we will provide, helps to meet the needs of the Flint community.  Service and philanthropy are at the heart of our mission and vision, and we must work together to assist the victims of this crisis."

Galanis added, "We ask the American Hellenic community to consider helping us by making a donation to AHEPA District Ten, which is spearheading this effort."


To make a donation to ensure additional aid is provided to the Flint community, please make your donation payable to: AHEPA District 10.  Address: Craig A. Theros, 284 Mason Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48103.

L-R: Brother John Costa, member, Chapter 141, Flint; Tina Martinez, director of Operations, Eastern Michigan Food Bank; District 10 Governor Craig A. Theros; and Fr. Angelo Maggos, priest, Assumption Greek Orthodox Church of Grand Blanc, which is near Flint.

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