The Holy Cross Brooklyn Outreach Center in Brooklyn invites the Diaspora Greeks to attend the inauguration ceremony of the new facility, which will take place on the afternoon of Saturday, June 5, 2021, at 15.00.
As reported by anamniseis.com, the facilities are housed on the ground floor of the building at number 6022 of 4th Avenue in Brooklyn. On April 17, 2021, their operation began with the sanctification rite performed by Fr. Gerasimos Makris.
It was a $ 35,000 donation of Sandy (Sarandou) Valla and Venice Valla-Liouni in memory of their father Theodoros.
The pioneers of this effort, the supporters and the volunteers have already started the preparations for the opening celebration and for the promotion of the work of the Center that continues to distribute meals and provide support to the homeless and help to families in needy regardless of national or racial background from 2008 until today.
The Center opened in 2008 in the kitchen of the Holy Cross community in Brooklyn and under the spiritual guidance of the priest in charge, Fr. Gerasimos Makris, has contributed significantly to charity.
On the other hand, it is no coincidence that the city and the state of New York have recognized its offer.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, they intensified their charitable work and gave the opportunity to hundreds of members of the Greek Orthodox Youth Association (GOYA) to participate in Homeless Midnight Runs, that is, trips in Manhattan once a month to distribute food and other items to the homeless.
The president of the organization Maria Vasaka-Monioudi undertook about two months ago a new fundraising effort on the website www.gofundme.com and invited the Greek diaspora to help them financially.