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Romania: Starting Fresh After the Floods

Earlier this year, heavy floods hit Romania, causing extensive flooding in rural areas—and affecting almost 100 villages across 19 counties. Hundreds of homes were flooded, too, and families had to evacuate. They returned home to find waterlogged ...
Hurricane volunteers

US: Growing the Orthodox Disaster-Response Network

IOCC volunteer Mark McGilvery spotted “Hope” in the debris pile—stenciled onto a large part of a wall that had been removed from a flooded home in Wilmington, NC. Mark salvaged the message, cutting it out of the drywall, and the muck-out team ...

Thank You for Your Incredible Support

On behalf of IOCC and the people we serve, thank you for your support during #GivingTuesday. In the last 24 hours, more than 400 people helped us raise over ...

Thanksgiving Wishes from IOCC

“If you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday.” ~ Isaiah 58:10 As we gather this Thanksgiving ...

Your Chance to Be Part of Something Big

As we thank God this Thanksgiving for His abundant blessings, we hope you're encouraged when you see the life-changing difference your support makes around the world. IOCC's Gifts of Love gift catalog ...

IOCC’s Hurricane Michael Response

Hurricane Michael struck the Florida Panhandle as one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever hit the country, causing extensive storm surge on the coast and hundreds of tornadoes as it crossed into Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia. The full extent of damage is still ...

Jordan: HQ Finance Staff Visits Azraq Camp

The HQ finance team visited the IOCC Jordan field office at the end of September, where in addition to conducting their internal review, staff had a chance to see IOCC programming up close and personal. In particular, they went to Azraq Camp, where IOCC ...

Balkans, Greece: IOCC Leadership on the Ground

In October, board chair Mark Stavropoulos, along with IOCC executives Dean Triantafilou and Stacey Mason visited project sites in Euorpe. While they were in the Balkans, in addition to spending time with some of the people IOCC serves, the leadership team met with ...
Eirini Vourloumis

A New Path Strengthens A New Business

For many years, Panagiotis and his wife, Eirini, ran a successful language school in Athens. City life never felt like a good fit, though, and the two spent free weekends hiking Greece’s mountains. Those hikes got them away from the city and were also a chance to ...

Lebanon: A Shot at Better Health

IOCC, with support from UNICEF, is conducting accelerated immunization activities throughout Lebanon, especially among underserved communities. The Lebanese Ministry of Health and UNICEF have identified ...
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