Back Home with Full Hand
30 December, 2010
Back Home with Full Hand

Now the American citizen Maggie Crist is originally from the city of Tbilisi. Born of Armenian father and Latvian mother, she went to school there and graduated from the Tbilisi State University.

She is currently living in Atlanta, Georgia of the United States together with her grownup son Levan who is involved in the exchange educational projects.
During one of her frequent visits to her native Georgia, where she recently mourned her beloved father’s passing away Maggie Crist noticed and was

touched by the needs of the displaced, poor and elderly people in Tbilisi. She appreciated the work of numerous individuals and local and international non-profit organizations as well as various commercial firms who are diligently doing their job of helping the people in trouble.
Upon returning home to Atlanta, she organized a Charity Dinner with the help of a few close friends, which was attended by more then 120 Georgians, who live there. They raised $2000, and the money was presented to Bishop (‘Episkoposi’ in the Georgian language) Shio at the residence of the Catholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia in Tbilisi on the 30th of November of 2010 to the benefit of the Georgian Orthodox Church. 
The meeting was organized by Ms. Shorena who is the personal assistant and gate-keeper to the Patriarch. The relevant document confirming the delivery of the charity was issued accordingly by Dean (the Dekanozi in the Georgian language) Michael Botkoveli.
Nothing could be sweeter than the recognition that the fellow country-men and country-women are still ready to serve their motherland even when they are not getting rich in the emigration. It is not the size of the charity that matters but the readiness and desire to do that charity. I would also like to praise very sincerely the Georgian settlement in Atlanta in particular, and other Georgians, who are scattered around the world voluntarily or against their will, for all the efforts they are going through to the advantage of their country and its wonderful people. I know for sure that they have no axe to grind in doing what they are ready to do.

 

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