The parish of St. Spyridon has long partnered with International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), a pan-Orthodox organization serving communities around the globe in times of crisis or disaster. As we witness the horrible hardship the people of the Ukraine are being placed under in recent weeks, the IOCC has sent out a call for aid to raise funds to support the crisis response.
Donations may be given online HERE.
Other giving options available by downloading the information packet from IOCC HERE.
And as always, please remember our brothers and sisters in prayer.
IOCC Sets $1 Million Fundraising Goal for Ukraine Crisis Response
Programs to Address Immediate and Long-Term Needs across Region
In response to the crisis in Ukraine, IOCC is working with partners in country and across the region to help address immediate needs, while looking ahead and planning for longer-term response. Initial response in Ukraine includes providing generators and fuel, as well as flashlights, batteries, and candles. Families with young children will also receive baby diapers.
In addition, IOCC is working with partners on the ground in Romania and Moldova who are serving refugees arriving from Ukraine. We’ve deployed staff to the area and are coordinating with local churches. IOCC support will provide emergency supplies including food, water, cots, mattresses, blankets and other bedding, baby food, wipes, and diapers, plus other hygiene and sanitary items.
The core of IOCC’s work has always been responsibly and effectively offering humanitarian aid. Your generosity helps us move quickly as needs arise and change—and as we seek to serve people both now and longer term. Please help us raise $1 million for IOCC’s Ukraine crisis response. Thank you.