The Greek America Foundation Board of Directors voted unanimously Friday a their biennial meeting to launch an emergency relief campaign for the Greek island of Lesvos following a catastrophic earthquake last week.
Individual board members that were present kicked off the campaign with more than $30,000 in individual donations at the meeting.
An appeal to the public to garner more support will be undertaken immediately. Direct donations for the emergency relief fund are also being accepted here.
Foundation staff will meet with first responders and leaders in the impacted areas to determine where the initial funds will be most critical. All funds raised will be donated via the Greek America Foundation’s Project Hope for Greece campaign.
An 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit the eastern Aegean island on Monday, damaging numerous homes and leaving dozens injured and one dead. Historic villages were left in rubble and hundreds of people are homeless.