Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and IOCC partner to Provide Relief to Greece
August 13, 2021
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, following the launch of a nationwide fundraising campaign, will partner with International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) to identify specific needs and distribute the funds that are being collected in order to provide long-term assistance in the wake of the recent catastrophic fires across Greece.
In making the announcement, Archbishop Elpidophoros of America said, “We are grateful to partner with International Orthodox Christian Charities, who has a long history of properly identifying how to best address the needs of those suffering from these catastrophes. Working together, we will offer much needed support to our brothers and sisters in Greece who have lost so much during these past weeks.”
Executive Director and CEO of IOCC Constantine Triantafilou stated, “We remain concerned for the people of Greece whose lives are impacted by these recent fires. IOCC is thankful for the leadership of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros and for the support of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. We look forward to working together to address the mounting needs in the fire-ravaged regions of Greece.”
*International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is the humanitarian relief and development agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States of America. Since its inception in 1992, IOCC has provided more than $715 million in humanitarian relief and sustainable development programs in over 60 countries worldwide. Today, IOCC applies its expertise in humanitarian response to natural and manmade crises in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States, offering assistance based solely on need.
"Even now as I speak to you, the fires are still ravaging Greece. And when this horror is over, thousands of our Greek brethren will be left without their homes and possessions. I am inviting whoever wishes to make a direct donation, to do so by visiting the website of our Archdiocese. May God, the Comforter, through the Holy Intercessions of the Virgin Mother of God, whose sacred Dormition we will celebrate in a few short days, send speedy relief to the people of Greece, and bring to an end this terrible inferno that continues to devastate our Ellada, την Ελλάδα μας."
His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America