September 11 was a national tragedy that forever changed America. Nearly 3,000 lives were lost; 39 of who were Greek Americans. Also lost that fateful day was the only House of Worship destroyed by the 9/11 attacks Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.

The effort to rebuild Saint Nicholas was mired in bureaucracy. AHEPA’s “Cut the Red Tape!”” campaign proved effective in helping to budge the bureaucracy of the New York/New Jersey Port Authority to allow for the construction of Saint Nicholas at Ground Zero.

Now the time has come to build the Saint Nicholas National Shrine at World Trade Center.
AHEPA and its affiliated organizations, the Daughters of Penelope, Sons of Pericles, and
Maids of Athena, will support the campaign to build the Saint Nicholas National Shrine by
raising funds during the next two years.