Upper Darby, PA – Rebuilding the St. Nicholas Shrine Concert was at the top of the agenda last night. The informal meeting of the Federation of Hellenic-American Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley met to discuss the upcoming event at St. Demetrios in Upper Darby.
In 2012, the Greek-American community of Philadelphia came together for a similar fundraiser. That event raised money for the victims that suffered devastation from Hurricane Sandy. That event raised nearly $50,000, arguable more than any other Greek-American community in North America. In addition, it united the community and proved that when needed to help their neighbors, Philadelphia’s Greek-American community can be dependent upon.
On Sunday November 14th at St. Demetrios, the Metropolis of New Jersey is counting on the Philadelphia Greek community again, to repeat that January 2012 effort. This time, the St. Nicholas Shrine project is the focus. On September 11, 2001, the St. Nicholas church in New York City was destroyed. By now all of us are familiar with this tragic and historic day that has changed America forever. Across the country, many organizations and communities are working towards rebuilding this church, that will become a shrine.
Your attendance will be a testament to our community and bear fruit to what will likely be one of the most historic pillars dedicated to Greek Orthodoxy. For more information about the upcoming event please review the information below.
Rebuilding St. Nicholas Concert Fundraiser
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox church
229 Powell Lane, Upper Darby, PA 19082
8:00 pm, Cash bar