Members of the local chapter of the American Hellenic Educational and Progressive Association (AHEPA) continued in a century-long traditional of philanthropy and civic duty that their organization is known for and took to the streets of Denver to support the homeless.
The members collected, prepared and distributed food donated by local Denver restaurants to the city’s homeless shelters. Incidentally, many of the restaurants are Greek-owned and also owned by fellow AHEPA members.
The meals were prepared in the kitchen of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Cathedral, which offered its facilities for use during this critical time.
The food was then transported to various shelters in the city, which were ecstatic to receive prepared food in to-go containers.
Approximately 500 meals were provided; the food included gyros, chicken wings, sausage sandwiches and dolmades.
The Order of AHEPA has a long history of civic duty and philanthropy in the United States and throughout the world, stretching across its century of existence and its tens of thousands of members in chapters across the globe.
In years past, the organization raised billions of dollars in aid for projects such as World War II reconstruction, food programs, hospitals, scholarships and emergency relief.
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