Fwd: [IOCC] Metropolitan Herman Endorses IOCCs Aid to Greece
- Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2007 13:57:54 -0400
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Subject: [IOCC] Metropolitan Herman Endorses IOCC's Aid to Greece
Metropolitan Herman Endorses IOCC's Aid to Greece
October 4, 2007
(Baltimore, MD) "I encourage parish priests to inform the
parishioners about the importance of IOCC's labors on our behalf, and
to stress the solidarity we feel for our sister communities in
Greece, with whom we share the Orthodox faith," writes His Beatitude
Metropolitan HERMAN, the Primate of the Orthodox Church in America
(OCA), in a letter endorsing the relief work currently being carried
out by International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) in Greece.
His Beatitude also stresses IOCC's pan Orthodox mission (the full
text of the letter can be found by
here). "The humanitarian programs of IOCC enable us as Orthodox
churches in North America to offer not only prayers and sympathy to
those who suffer, but also the hand of assistance and support in the
name of Christ."
Since September 8, IOCC has been on the ground in the Peloponnese
distributing animal feed among the villages of the provinces of Ileia
and Arcadia, benefiting more than 800 farmers.
IOCC, founded in 1992 as the official humanitarian aid agency of the
Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas
(SCOBA), has implemented over $250 million in relief and development
programs in 33 countries around the world.
To help in providing emergency relief, call IOCC's donation hotline
toll-free at 1-877-803-4622, make a gift on-line at www.iocc.org, or
mail a check or money order payable to "IOCC" and write "Greece
Fires" in the memo line to: IOCC, P.O. Box 630225, Baltimore, Md. 21263-0225.
Media calls: Contact <mailto:amorcos@...>Ms. Amal Morcos at
410-243-9820 or (cell) 443-823-3489.