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Orthodox Christians in the Tri-State Area Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Global Philanthropic Outreach through International Orthodox Christian Charities

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May 2, 2017 (Baltimore, MD) – International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), the humanitarian agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, will host its second-annual fundraising event on May 13 at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Manhattan.

 

The event, a wine reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres, will celebrate IOCC’s 25th anniversary of delivering life-saving humanitarian interventions as an expression of the Orthodox faith and will feature a Q&A session with IOCC Development Officer Louis Zagami.

 

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IOCC was created in 1992 in response to the collapse of the Soviet Union and to support innocent people caught in the crosshairs of war in former Yugoslavia, which is represented by the silver anniversary’s theme: “Inspired by Faith, Driven by Purpose.”

 

Today, IOCC is one of the only US-based humanitarian organizations operating on the ground in Syria and also implements programs in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Greece to support refugees. In addition, IOCC’s Give for Greece program provides assistance to Greek families whose livelihoods have been devastated by the ongoing financial crisis through food aid and job-creation programs in the agricultural sector. Elsewhere, IOCC is building schools in Haiti, helping the people of Ethiopia to combat podoconiosis and provide mobility for disabled persons, and  supporting economic development programs in places like Kosovo and Gaza.

 

Local volunteers, led by event chair Marina A. Belessis-Casoria, have graciously organized the May 13 reception, which will also be attended by Fr. John Vlahos, Dean of the Archdiocesan Cathedral and members of the IOCC Board. IOCC also hopes to draw some of the estimated 800,000 Orthodox faithful who live in the Tri-State area.

 

Tickets and sponsorships for this event are available at www.iocc.org/nyc. To learn more about upcoming IOCC events, global programs, and 25 ways to get involved during the 25th anniversary and beyond, please visit www.iocc.org and follow IOCC on Facebook and Instagram.

 

Event Information:

May 13, 2017; 6:30pm–9:00pm

Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

337 E. 74 St.; New York, NY 10021

 

IOCC CONTACT

Kristen Fiani

Communications Manager

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