On October 20th, 2019, the Eastern European Immigrant Hope Foundation (EEIHF) held the second reunion with its members and supporters in Chicago, IL. We organized the event with the participation of Moldova’s Roma Barron, and EEIHF’s Honorary President, Artur Cerari. The numerous guests had the chance to witness the electrifying enthusiasm and charisma of the Mr. Cerari, who arrived to the US for the second time to join the community. The much-anticipated arrival of Mr. Cerari was met with huge applause. He surely brought the peace, warmth of the Roma culture, and the all-time jokes and funny stories.
At the beginning of the event, the invitees had the chance to introduce themselves and have brief conversation EEIHF founders and organizers and thanked us for the great worked we do. Mr. Cerari was enchanted to see how many fellow Eastern European immigrants spared their time to share our joy and happiness. It was truly great to observe the bond of the cultural and traditional values within the Roma and Eastern European communities. Also, we have a special ‘thank you’ to “Minta” Restaurant & Lounge, the host of the event in Chicago IL, for the generous help from the administration and staff of the restaurant that greatly accommodated our needs in the pursuit of our charitable needs.
As with our first event of 2018, it took much effort and preparation from the Founders and Mr. Cerari, but the result was all worth it.
The speeches of the founders of Eastern European Immigrant Hope Foundation touched basis on various topics. We were able to present the achievements of the organization for the past year, namely, the visits in Moldova where we met with the poverty hit Roma communities.
EEIHF President, Mr. Razmerita, walked us through the past achievements of the organization and the future events in Moldova and USA, and share the great news about our Foundation’s IRS tax-exempt status. We also had Dmitry Efros, the legal counsel for EEIHF, who offered valuable legal information for the immigrants residing in USA. He stressed out the importance of staying informed as in the ever-changing immigration laws in the US, and how EEIHF can be of help when it comes to such questions. Corneliu Olari, EEIHF’s Treasurer and Charitable Projects Manager touched basis on the current situation of Roma people of Moldova, spoke about the past and future charitable projects, and referred to various ways to being connected with the community by assisting them with the primary needs. It is paramount not to forget the roots of our descendancy and keep in mind that we must care for the people who need our help in the tough times.
The Honorary President of EEIHF, Artur Cerari, culminated with his speech bringing the joy and tranquility in our souls. It was a pleasure to witness the Artur Cerari’s inspiring speech offering us both the nostalgia and optimism. We, as an organization, are laser-focused on contributing to the wellness of the immigrant communities here in the United States and those close to our hearts abroad. We continue to assure the connectivity with our Eastern European heritage, be it Roma, Moldovan, Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Georgian, Belorussian or anywhere else. While we have made strides as a non-profit foundation, we still have a lot to accomplish
We invite you to watch the short video about this Event. Enjoy.
During this event, we were able to raise monetary funds in form of personal donations from our guests, in addition to funds that remained from the sale of tickets for this event. We used all of it in starting and completing the Edinet Charitable Project, for which we are very proud since we were able to finish it right before the mandatory shutdowns in the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic. clink here for more information.
Indeed, in light of the COVID-19 Global Pandemic, we realize that more and more people, here in the United States, and those who rely on us in Eastern Europe, will turn to us for help in the moments of great need. We remain open to everyone’s problems and are currently taking steps in trying to secure more funding.
In order to fulfill the upcoming projects, any monetary support from our donors and supporters helps us in achieving our mission and charitable cause.
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