Greece is suffering. Dozens of fires are raging throughout the country as brave firefighters give their all to prevent more destruction of our beloved Greece.
Numerous fundraising campaigns have been established to support the Hellenic Red Cross and other charities that are on the ground providing critical services to impacted people and communities. We encourage you to support the one you believe will be most impactful.
We at the Greek America Foundation want to do our part, as well— but we realize that we must act in a way that we know best. We are not a disaster relief organization and don’t have the resources, expertise or knowledge to serve as such on behalf of our donors.
After careful internal discussion, we have determined that the best way we can help is to launch a campaign that draws on our expertise that will support long-term relief. We want to contribute and participate in the best way that we know how and in a way that we can best utilize our resources.
This past summer, Greek America Foundation volunteers participated in a tree-planting campaign in Gerakas, north of Athens. In a single day, together with our partners from we4all, our volunteers planted more than 600 trees.
We know we can do much more next year.
For our Fire Relief Campaign, we will implement a joint strategy with we4all, an organization established in the aftermath of the devastating summer 2018 wildfires in Mati.
In the past three years, we4all has planted more than 45,000 trees while collaborating with local municipalities and government officials in the greater Attica region. Among other activities, the organization focuses on tree planting and reforestation, watering and caring for planted trees and protecting and preserving forest land.
Our commitment is to plant thousands of trees in afflicted regions around Athens during our Greek America Corps volunteer programs in 2022. Our goal is to raise funds that will enable more volunteers to travel to Greece next year to help replenish the charred land with life again.
The cost to plant one tree is $10 USD.
- Single tree ($10 USD)
- 50 trees ($500 USD)
- 100 trees ($1000 USD)
- 500 trees ($5000 USD)
- 1000 trees ($10,000 USD)
Funds raised will support the Greek America Corps 2022 tree-planting efforts. Click below to donate and add your name to our list of campaign supporters.
$2,914 out of $25,000 raised so far!
Thanks to the following generous donors
List updated as of August 13.
- Michael Cassaras
- Theodore Katsigianis
- Marina Zouzias
- Stacy Tsihlopoulos
- Katerina Burns
- Effie Koliopoulos
- Lia Diamandas
- Catherine Vourakis
- The Brickman Family
- Afstratios Zevlikaris
- Venetsiana Kelepouris Agnos
- Kathy Tsigkounis
- Magda Menounos
- Helen Atsaidis
- Nikoletta Antonakos
- Barbara Greekish
- Lena Habib
- Christos Voutsakis