Griechische Welle Wien
(“Greek Wave Vienna”)

supporting people in need in Greece


Greece, a very popular tourist destination in the midst of Europe, has been suffering heavily under the austerity program and economic reforms imposed by the EU. Large amounts of people have lost the ability to earn a livelihood, many have lost their homes, many no longer have access to healthcare. We want to help these people.

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The Metropolitan Social Clinic Hellinicon Athens was supplied with six palettes of badly needed medicines by ourselves in May 2018.

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AMEA Chania

We intend to renovate a desolate wing (plastering and painting the walls) for AMEA,
a support center for people with additional needs, which was supplied with various
medical items by ourselves in the past. These works will be carried out in cooperation
with friendly societies in Crete.

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KIFAX Chania

The Social Clinic KIFAX in Chania, which is taking medical care of 400 - 500 residents without
insurance on an ongoing basis, as well as 70 acknowledged refugees, continuously needs
various medicines. Tourists can also support KIFAX bz supplying donations in kind.
Our member Vera will coordinate this campaign.


We organise a large variety of different events all through the year and you are more than welcome to join us. Below you can find a list of events we have planned for the near future. For more information simply click onto the event.

Required items / Donations

We currently require the following items for our ongoing projects (whenever possible we try to purchase required items directly in Greece. This helps us to reduce the cost of transportation and also allows us to support the local economy. We have local members and coordinators in Greece who purchase these items as required) :

Bandages, pads, plasters, swabs, orthopaedic casts, surgical face masks, disposable and surgical gloves, syringes 5ml, 10ml, 15ml, 20ml, needles, Venflon Cannulas, butterfly stitches / Steristrips, suture kits, infusion kits, surgical equipment (scalpels, scissors. forceps, surgical instrument kits), blood pressure monitors and cuffs, blood glucose meters, stethoscopes, thermometers, medical grade hand gel sanitizers, Sanitizing Alcohol Swabs/ prep pads, baby food, baby nappies, wet wipes, adult incontinence pads, nappies and pull up pants, crutches, splints, neck braces

We are happy to receive donations at any of our events.


*This Website is under construction

Our team is one entity, one wave. Each of us a mere droplet of water, but the more we are, the more we grow, the bigger the wave of help will be.

Board of Directors


retired social worker, psychotherapist, voluntary paramedic and assistant at the crisis intervention team for the Red Cross.

REINHILDE DIGRUBER - assistant chairman

Cash Management. I feel very passionate about giving something back to the people suffering in Greece, after having spent so many years visiting this beautiful country and experiencing the unrevealed and limitless hospitality of the Greek people.

DANIELA WILDAM - treasurer

It is of utmost concern to me to help the socially disadvantaged people in Greece and I hope that we will manage to achieve this with the “Griechische Welle Wien” (“Greek Wave Vienna”)

WALTRAUD WENKO – assistant treasurer

retired bank employee. I have seen with my own eyes the suffering imposed on the Greek people by the EU's austerity program.


I am very happy to be a member of the charity “Griechische Welle Wien” and to be able to hopefully mitigate the suffering in Greece together with my colleagues.

DANIEL STEFFEN, geb. 1978 – Schriftführer-Stellvertreter

Ich habe viele Jahre in der Ordination eines praktischen Arztes gearbeitet. Jeder kleine Beitrag, jede Unterstützung hilft diesen Menschen - gemeinsam sind wir stark und können sicher viel bewegen!

THEO PAPADOPOULOS, geb. 1962 – Veranstaltungskoordinator

Bindeglied zur griechischen Gemeinde in Wien und der Kapitän unserer Griechenland-Fußballmannschaft! Ich möchte die Griechische Welle Wien unterstützen, weil ich den sozial schwachen Menschen helfen möchte und meinen Landsleuten Hoffnung geben will. Mich erfüllt es mit Stolz zu sehen, dass viele Menschen in Österreich bereit sind zu helfen.




Unsere Vertrauenspersonen in Griechenland

KLAUDIA KOUMADORAKI-LEOPOLDSEDER, geb. 1966 – Koordination Westkreta

Ich kann nicht “schnell mal die Welt retten”, aber oft ändert auch ein Tropfen den Moment.

CHARLOTTE FRANDZESKAKIS, geb. 1949 – Koordination Kreta/Rethymnon

Ich bin froh und stolz durch meine Mitarbeit als Verbindungsglied zu sozialen Einrichtungen und durch das Weiterleiten von privaten Hilfeleistungen für Rethymnon etwas zur Unterstützung der geplagten Bevölkerung beitragen zu können.

VERA BEZENEK, geb. 1968 – Kreta/Chania (KIFAX)


Dr. FRANZ KIENESBERGER – Rechtsanwalt, Autor

WALTER KIRCHMAIR, geb. 1964 – Koordinator Pharmaindustrie/Apotheken


Without the generous donations from our sponsors, the personal input of our voluntary helpers would not lead to the desired results.
We wouldn't be able to accomplish our projects, without the financial support and donated items. We would like to take this opportunity
to thank all our sponsors for their contributions and their trust in us.


Griechische Welle Wien
We support people in need in Greece

By mail: info[at]

By post: Griechische Welle Wien
c/o Peter Windsberger
Fuchsgasse 8, 2201 Gerasdorf / Vienna

Chairman: Peter Windsberger, phone: 0043 664 1856684
Assistant Chairman: Reinhilde Digruber, phone: 0043 699 14893789

ZVR-Zahl 1376731145
Kontonummer: Erste Bank
IBAN: AT74 2011 1837 8508 2000

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