Saturday, March 17, 2007

International Orthodox Christian Charities

International Orthodox Christian Charities is an organization of Orthodox clergy and laity devoted to humanitarian activities. It is active in dozens of countries worldwide, including the United States. For instance, it worked with the Orthodox hierarchy in New York to help organize the resources of Orthodox health care professionals for the use of victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. This response was consolidated into an Emergency Response Network that is still active in other emergency situations. Overseas the organization is responsible for school lunch programs in Lebanon, prescription medicine distribution in Argentina, supporting kindergartens in a number of countries, and emergency food relief in Russia, among many other things. It is also expanding into other countries, like Iraq and Mozambique.

You can donate here.

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