International Orthodox Christian Charities Joins Fray after Baltimore Flooding

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IOCC - 15/6/18 International Orthodox Christian Charities Joins Fray after Baltimore Flooding Orthodox Christian humanitarian and development organization responds after flooding affects several homes in Charm City. Baltimore, Md. (June 14, 2018) – International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), headquartered in Greater Baltimore, Maryland, is deploying emergency teams to clear homes of debris in the wake of disastrous flooding across the ...

IOCC Supporters Surpass $1 Million Challenge for Greece

IOCC - 1/5/18 IOCC Supporters Surpass $1 Million Challenge Gift to Aid Families in Greece Donors give over $1.2 million, exceeding $1 million Jaharis Family Foundation Inc. challenge gift to Orthodox humanitarian and development organization Baltimore, Md. (May 1, 2018) – From October 2017 through February 2018, IOCC supporters gave more than $1.2 million under the Jaharis Family ...

International Orthodox Christian Charities Trains Refugees as Volunteer Healthcare Workers

IOCC - 12/4/18 Orthodox Christian humanitarian agency offers chance for refugees to assist their neighbors who require diagnosis, care, support services Baltimore, MD (April 10, 2018) – International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), the humanitarian and development agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, has passed the eight-month mark in implementing ...

International Orthodox Christian Charities Works to Improve Health Year Round

  IOCC - 26/1/18 Orthodox Christian humanitarian agency offers basics of healthy living to those in need  Baltimore, MD (January 24, 2018) – As many contemplate New Year’s resolutions to take better care of their health, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) continues its ongoing work to offer underserved communities and families worldwide the tools needed to do precisely that.  In ...

Orthodox Hierarchs Support International Orthodox Christian Charities’ Hurricane Response

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IOCC - 18/11/17 Orthodox Christian leaders in the United States have exhorted the faithful to respond during heavy 2017 hurricane season Baltimore, MD (November 17, 2017) – The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has supported International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) in the organization’s ongoing response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, encouraging ...

IOCC Names Fr. Thomas Paris to Receive Good Samaritan Award

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IOCC - 28/10/17 In recognition of outstanding service supporting IOCC’s worldwide humanitarian work Baltimore, MD (October 27, 2017) — International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), the official humanitarian agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, will honor Father Thomas Paris, a retired priest of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco, with ...

IOCC and Apostoli Expand Aid Effort to Greek Families Facing Historic Crisis

The gift of the Jaharis Family Foundation, Inc., to IOCC will support ongoing work to address critical health and nutritional needs in Greece. (Image courtesy of IOCC)

IOCC - 13/10/17 IOCC and Apostoli Expand Aid Effort to Greek Families Facing Historic Crisis The Jaharis Family Foundation announces new $1 million challenge gift. Baltimore, Md. (October 12, 2017) – In response to continued food insecurity in Greece, the Jaharis Family Foundation, Inc., announced a new $1 million challenge gift to International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) to expand ...

International Orthodox Christian Charities Responds to Devastation of Hurricane Harvey

IOCC - September 2017 August 29 (Baltimore, MD) The National Weather Service predicts an additional 50 inches of rainfall in the Houston area, potentially causing more loss of life, extensive property damage, and hardship for the residents of the US’ fourth-largest city. Fatalities are estimated to be five people thus far, with thousands more displaced across ...

Orthodox Christians in the United States Commemorate 25 Years of Life-Giving Aid

  IOCC - May 2017 May 3, 2017 (Baltimore) – This year, Orthodox Christians in the United States will commemorate twenty-five years of global philanthropic outreach by International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), the official humanitarian agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America. IOCC was formed by the Standing Conference of the ...

November 20 designated IOCC’s “Day of Sharing” Sunday

OCA- BALTIMORE, MD [IOCC] - 31/10/16 Each year, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of Americadesignates the Sunday before US Thanksgiving Day as “IOCC Sunday.”  This year’s commemoration falls on Sunday, November 20. International Orthodox Christian Charities, the official humanitarian aid agency of the Assembly of Bishops, is supported by generous donations from ...

IOCC Reaches Out to Fijians through OCMC Family in New Zealand

IOCC - September 2016 Recently I had an opportunity to chat with Presvytera Katerina Patitsas who is serving along with herhusband and children in Auckland, New Zealand through the support of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center, (OCMC). His Eminence Archbishop Amfilochios, the Metropolitan Archbishop of New Zealand had requested aide and the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) ...

NO RUNNING WATER FOR TWO MILLION SYRIANS IN WAR-RAVAGED ALEPPO

IOCC- August - September 2016 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Two million people in Aleppo, Syria have no access to running water after intensified fighting in the city damaged electrical networks needed to pump water into family homes. Lack of access to safe water in war-torn communities such as Aleppo has created a humanitarian emergency for Syrian ...

SYRIAN FAMILIES DISPLACED IN HASAKEH

IOCC-  August- September 2016 It was only a year ago that Syrian families living in besieged villages near the city of Hasakeh sought refuge there and humanitarian relief from IOCC and its Syria partner, DERD, the humanitarian arm of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch. IOCC is once again responding to the urgent needs of Syrian ...

IOCC Still Responding to Syrian Families in Aleppo

IOCC - 25/8/16 August 24, 2016 (Baltimore, MD) Two million people in Aleppo, Syria, have no access to running water after intensified fighting in the city damaged electrical networks needed to pump water into family homes. Lack of access to safe water in war-torn communities such as Aleppo has created a humanitarian emergency for Syrian families ...

SYRIAN REFUGEES FIND PEACE BUT LITTLE COMFORT IN FOREIGN LANDS

IOCC - June- July 2016 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Syria's civil war has created the greatest refugee upheaval since WWII, with 4.8 million Syrian men, women and children fleeing their homeland in search of refuge in other countries across the Middle East and Europe. An additional 6.6 million have been displaced in their own country. International Orthodox ...

Emergency Medical Aid Fills Need for Care of Syrians

A relief worker from IOCC Syria partner, DERD, comforts Ali, 11, after emergency surgery to remove shrapnel embedded in his skull from an explosion near his home in Homs, Syria. IOCC is providing lifesaving and disability-preventing surgeries for thousands of Syrians like Ali. Photo: Rasha Kaba/IOCC

www.iocc.org - February 2016 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is responding to the urgent need for medical assistance in Syria. The number of injured people continues to rise due to the escalating violence brought on by five years of civil war, with UN estimates that over 250,000 people have been killed and more ...

IOCC Assists Communities Affected By Drought Emergency in Ethiopia

Crop failure due to drought conditions caused Mekia, a 36-year-old mother of four, to sell her only cow to feed her family. Now eight months pregnant, she is malnourished and losing weight from a lack of balanced food that her body requires. More than 10.2 million people in Ethiopia are currently in need of emergency food assistance due to drought conditions. Photo: IOCC

December 2015 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) today announced that they are preparing to release emergency funds to respond to the urgent needs of people affected by the worst drought in Ethiopia in decades. IOCC, an ACT Alliance member, is working in collaboration with the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Development and Inter-Church Aid ...

Construction Dates Set For Fr. Michael Rosco Memorial, Habitat For Humanity Building Project

The American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church of the USA- December 2015 JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Diocesan Chancery wishes to provide the following update on the Fr. Michael Michael Rosco Memorial Habitat for Humanity Building Project, provided by  St. John The Baptist Church of Perth Amboy, NJ, the project coordinator. St. John’s Church is pleased to announce the three ...

Diocese of Alaska Assembly emphasizes centrality of stewardship

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Orthodox Church in America- November 2015 Clergy and lay delegates from as far as Atka Island in the Aleutian Chain, Fairbanks near the Arctic Circle, and elsewhere across the state of Alaska gathered at Saint Innocent Cathedral here November 6-8, 2015 for the annual Assembly of the Diocese of Alaska. During the opening services, which coincided with ...

IOCC Relief Eases Hardship For Syrian Refugees And Greek Hosts

Hundreds of tired and hungry Syrian refugees with little more than a backpack carrying all of their worldly possessions arrive daily on the Greek island of Chios. Many are mothers with small children, along with a growing number of unaccompanied teens as young as 14. IOCC is responding to their most urgent needs with ready to eat meals and helping ease some of the strain on Greece

October-November 2015 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — In spite of worsening weather on land and sea, the number of refugees from Syria and other war torn countries landing on the Greek isles this year has surpassed 500,000. Greece remains the busiest entry point for new sea arrivals in the Mediterranean. Overwhelmed Greek island authorities lack the resources ...

Syrian Refugees Flee War To Face Water Crisis

A Syrian refugee drinks safe water from a faucet in the El Rahmeh settlement in northern Lebanon. Access to safe water is a daily concern for refugee families living in makeshift camps with no running water or sanitation. IOCC is responding to the need in this camp of 2,100 refugees with newly installed water and sewer systems. photo: Paul Jeffrey/IOCC

Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is working to protect the health and well-being of more than 4,300 of vulnerable Syrian refugees with improved access to safe water at two informal settlements in Lebanon. At El Rahmeh, a northern Lebanon settlement of 350 Syrian refugee families, IOCC drilled water wells and installed ...