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.
The Metropolitan Social Clinic Hellinicon Athens was supplied with six palettes of badly needed medicines by ourselves in May 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PETER WINDSBERGER – chairman
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.
REGINA VUJADINOVIC – secretary
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.
ULRIKE HAGEN – assistant secretary
I have worked many years in a General Practicioner's surgery. Each small donation, every bit of support helps these people – together we are strong and we can achieve a lot.
ELISABETH PÖLZLBAUER – event management
PETER DAURER, dob. 1961 – assistant auditor
It is incredible how much suffering has been bestowed upon the Greek people. I cannot simply stand by, I feel I have to help, either as an individual or part of this Team
USCHI DAURER, dob. 1968 – event management
It saddens me from the bottom of my heart to see how the Greek people are being treated, something has to be done. Being part of the team of “Griechische Welle Wien” is giving me the best chance to do something for them.
THEO PAPADOPOULOS, dob. 1992
He is our link to the Greek community of Vienne and the captain of our Greek football team. I want to support the “Griechische Welle Wien”, because I want to help socially disadvantaged people and I want to bring hope to my fellow compatriots. I am filled with pride to see how many people in Austria are willing to help.
FRITZ WINDISCH, dob. 1954 – warehouse keeper and apothecary
Let’s turn the “Griechische Welle Wien” into a giant storm surge and let’s help our fellow European citizens, who have found themselves, often through no fault of their own, in precarious situations.
SONJA PÖSCHMANN – events
I want to give something back and help. Do I need more reasons?
Dr. SAMARA KORNFELD, dob. 1963 – General Practitioner
My motto in life is: respect and appreciate each other, then living together should be easy.
CHRISTOS CHRISTAKIS – Link to the Greek community in Vienna
WALTER KIRCHMAIR – co-ordinator for the pharma industry and pharmacies.
TONY SPEISER – contact person in Styria
KLAUDIA KOUMADORAKI-LEOPOLDSEDER, dob. 1966 – co-ordinator for western Crete
It is impossible to “quickly save the world”, but very often a simple drop can change the moment.
CHARLOTTE FRANDZESKAKIS – co-ordinator Crete/Rethymnon
I am very happy and proud to be able to assist and support the afflicted community members of Rethymnon through my work as link between the “Griechische Welle Wien” and the social institutions, who transfer private donations.
VERA BEZENEK – co-ordinator KIFAX (Chania)
Dr. GÜNTER KORNFELD, dob. 1958 – specialist in internal medicine, Vienna
Solidarity with people in need and respect for human dignity is part of personal dignity.
Dr. Franz KIENESBERGER – Lawyer, author
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.
By mail: info[at]griechische-welle-wien.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
Kontonummer: Erste Bank
IBAN: AT74 2011 1837 8508 2000