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Famed Greek singer Nana Mouskouri on Dec. 14 handed a check for 10,000 euros ($13,088) to Athens Mayor George Kaminis to be used to help the city’s growing numbers of homeless and destitute.
“As a Greek I feel it is my duty to be present at every attempt of solidarity and assistance towards the Greek people who are poverty-stricken,” she said.
She told Kaminis that, “I do watch your efforts, and I myself with anything that I can offer, I want to send Greeks a message, that no one is alone and no one should be left alone.”
Kaminis said that, “I want to believe that Ms. Mouskouri’s movement will stand as an example and motivate many of our co-citizens in Athens”.
Mouskouri, who lives in Switzerland, is the most successful Greek singer, whose recordings have sold between 200-300 million copies, making her one of the best-selling female artists of all time in a career spanning over five decades. She was also many times described as Europe’s answer to American singer Barbra Streisand.