Cinnaminson, NJ – Representative Organizations from the Greek American community hosted their annual Vasilopita cutting at the Merion Banquet Facility. The event was highlighted by a donation of two-thousand dollars for relief efforts at Ionian Village in Greece, whose campgrounds were devastated by a tornado in September of 2016.
“The Hellenic Medical Society, Greek American Chamber of Commerce, Greek American Heritage Society of Philadelphia, Federation of Hellenic American Societies of Philadelphia & Greater Delaware Valley, Hellenic University Club, Hellenic American Lawyers Association, have all come together to celebrate the Vasilopita and recognize our country in need” said host and President of the Hellenic Medical Society Elias Eliadis.
Father Evagoras Constantinidis, the Director of Ionian Village, was present to receive the check and spoke about the devastation that took place. He also discussed the fundraising efforts that are ongoing to restore the campgrounds, so many Greek-American kids have come to know from their summer visits.
The goal of Ionian Village is to provide Campers and Staff with a life-transforming summer experience by bringing them closer to the Orthodox faith while exploring Hellenic culture and history.
To Make a donation, find out more, or help restore Ionian Village in Greece, please visit them online at https://www.ionianvillage.org/donate.