Airlift Supported by Orthodox Christians Arrives in Haiti

photo: NCA/ACT

Baltimore, MD (January 18, 2010) — As Orthodox Christians around the country gathered on Sunday to assemble hygiene kits and pray for the people of Haiti, their financial gifts were supporting the transfer of critically-needed supplies to Haitians. Over the weekend an airlift of water purification and sanitation equipment for 10,000 people and 500 family tents are expected to arrive in Port-au-Prince. The airlift was made possible by a partnership between ACT Alliance members International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) and Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) and valued at more than $600,000. IOCC’s contribution to the airlift was underwritten by an emergency grant from the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, a philanthropic organization of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and long-standing partner with IOCC.