Daughters of Penelope Hold Out
Hope for
One of Its Own

Member One of Eight Confirmed Missing in
Minneapolis Bridge Aftermath

WASHINGTON (August 6, 2007)—One of the eight confirmed missing individuals in the aftermath of the Minneapolis bridge collapse last week is Daughters of Penelope member Christina Sacorafas. She is a member of Antigone Chapter 35, Minneapolis, where she served on several committees. According to the Associated Press, Sacorafas was on her way to St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church to teach a Greek folk dancing class.

Daughters of Penelope Grand President Karen Stamatiades issued the following statement:

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Christina and her family, and the entire Minneapolis-St. Paul community, as we pray for good news.

“Although she had only been in the Minneapolis area for two years, Christina immediately became an active member of the community with her church, the Daughters of Penelope, and other community organizations.

“Christina’s family and friends have our unconditional support during this great time of need. I ask all our members, and the entire community, to continue to pray for her.”

If you would like to be of assistance to Christina’s family or friends, who have been gathering at the Crisis Center in Minneapolis, please notify Daughters of Penelope Headquarters, 202.234.9741.

Founded in San Francisco in 1929, the Daughters of Penelope is the first women’s organization of its kind established in the United States. It is an affiliate organization of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA). The mission of the DOP is to promote the ancient Greek ideals of Hellenism, Philanthropy, Education, Civic Responsibility, and Family and Individual Excellence.

More about Christina Sacorafas from her DOP sisters.

(Posted 06 August 2007)

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