“AHEPA condemns last night’s senseless tragic shooting rampage at the historic Emanuel A.M.E. Church, which police authorities have described as a Hate Crime,” Supreme President Phillip T. Frangos said.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Charleston, South Carolina, the victims, and their families. Nine people were murdered, including a state senator, and several seriously injured while gathering for evening prayer.
“Our hope is that the perpetrator or perpetrators are caught and brought swiftly to justice.”
Founded in 1922 in Atlanta, Georgia, to protect individuals from the evils of bigotry and discrimination, AHEPA is the largest and oldest grassroots association of American citizens of Greek heritage and Philhellenes with more than 400 chapters across the United States, Canada, Greece and Cyprus.
The mission of AHEPA is to promote the ancient Greek ideals of Education,Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Family and Individual Excellence through community service and volunteerism.