http://www.iocc.org/news/1-13-10haiti.aspxIOCC Mobilizes Disaster Response for Haiti Earthquake
January 13, 2010
Baltimore, Md. (IOCC) — International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is
responding to the most devastating earthquake to hit the island nation of Haiti
in 200 years. Authorities have not put an estimate of how many were killed by
yesterday's magnitude 7.0 earthquake, but thousands are feared dead. People are
still trapped in destroyed buildings and leveled shantytowns and there is
growing concern about the lack of sanitation, water and electricity.
IOCC has mobilized its disaster response team and is coordinating with our
Orthodox and ecumenical partners to monitor and respond to the emerging needs in
Haiti. "Our prayers are with the people of Haiti who have lost loved ones in
this disaster that has brought even more suffering to one of the poorest nations
in the hemisphere," said IOCC Executive Director & CEO Constantine M.
Triantafilou. "IOCC will be working with our fellow ACT Alliance members who are
already in place to provide humanitarian aid to those affected by the
HELP SPEED RELIEF TO HAITI TODAY!
You can help the victims of disasters around the world, like the Haiti
Earthquake, by making a financial gift to the IOCC International Emergency
Response Fund, which will provide immediate relief as well as long-term support
through the provision of emergency aid, recovery assistance and other support to
help those in need. To make a gift, please visit www.iocc.org
, call toll free at
1-877-803-IOCC (4622), or mail a check or money order payable to IOCC, P.O. Box
630225, Baltimore, Md. 21263-0225.
Orthodox faithful and parishes are encouraged to begin assembling hygiene kits
and emergency clean up buckets to be shipped to Haiti. For information on
hygiene kits, click here. For information on emergency clean up buckets, click
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 $300 million in relief and development programs in 33 countries
around the world.
Media: Contact Amal Morcos at 410-243-9820 or (cell) 443-823-3489.