Boise, Idaho (PRWEB)
The Very Reverend Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes announced today that J. Basil Dannebohm, a student of Orthodox Christian Theology and business professional residing in Denver, Colorado has been appointed as Executive Assistant to the President of the Board of Directors for the Decani Monastery Relief Fund.
Based in Boise, Idaho, the Decani Monastery Relief Fund solicits financial contributions worldwide to support its work in Kosovo where resident Orthodox Christian monks distribute 100% of the funds directly for the benefit of Serbian individuals and families living in the war-ravaged communities of Kosovo-Metohija.
The fund supports six soup kitchens, one bakery, assists in providing daily lunches to four schools as well as shoes and clothing for youth of all ages.
Additionally the Decani Monastery Relief Fund provides 61 scholarships to the University of Northern Kosovo as well as scholarship assistance for Serbian youth attending Boise State University, and Hellenic College/Holy Cross Orthodox Theological Seminary.
Other important issues, needs and problems addressed by the organization include: refugee centers and camps; attending to the special needs of the elderly; paying electricity bills; providing firewood during winter months; financing necessary medical and surgical procedures; and helping to purchase farm equipment. The fund also purchases pigs for 200 families during the holidays.
J. Basil Dannebohm is a freelance writer, public relations and marketing consultant; and interactive management professional. Over the course of his career, Dannebohm has served on a number of boards and has been appointed to various committees. Mr. Dannebohm has been a featured guest on Ancient Faith Radio and his biography was showcased in three parts on the award winning website, Journey to Orthodoxy. He is continuing to discern his vocation and attends Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Denver, Colorado.
“The needs in Kosovo-Metohija continue to increase as events in the region leave many homeless and indigent. Our work is more critical now than ever and we are in desperate need of support.” Father Nektarios Serfes stated.
Serfes said, “We chose to appoint J. Basil Dannebohm to the board based on his passion for philanthropy, his phenomenal networking and fundraising abilities and his sprituality. Basil also has an incredible amount of experience working with interactive initiatives and social media endeavors which will prove essential for our continued growth.”
The Decani Monastery Relief Fund Board of Directors includes Bishops, Abbots, Priests and professionals from around the world.
For more information contact:
Decani Monastery Relief Fund
Very Rev. Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes
2618 West Bannock Street
Boise, ID 83702-4705