Press Releases

Stay updated on the latest IOCC news.

Press Releases

Your source for information on IOCC's disaster response and relief programs, as well as for background on IOCC programs.

New humanitarian aid will assist communities in Antakya and the Hatay province.

Response now focused on self-sufficiency for displaced people and families.

IOCC supporting its vocational education program for women and young adults.

Opportunity for volunteers to help people affected by disasters in the US.

Multimillion-Dollar Funding Will Benefit Displaced Persons, Refugees

Throughout the year since Hurricane Ida, IOCC has had teams on the ground.

Volunteers are cycling across the US this month to support the humanitarian mission of IOCC.

IOCC is working to distribute thousands of food parcels.

IOCC has launched a campaign to raise at least $1 million dollars in private donations to support this work.

Orthodox Agency Enters Third Decade of Worldwide Humanitarian and Development Assistance

Foundations Give Matching Challenge Grants for Greece

Orthodox Parishes across US Join Common Cause of Humanitarian Aid

IOCC accepts donations of unwanted cars, trucks, RVs, boats, and other vehicles.

New Reflections, Inspiring Stories Address Children, Adults, Sunday Schools

IOCC Disaster Readiness

IOCC is urging supporters to plan how they and their families will respond in a natural disaster, whatever form it may take.

WCC Specialized Ministry

IOCC shares with the WCC a focus on diakonia, or service, with both groups citing Christ's call.

Matching Challenge Supports IOCC in Greece

IOCC Co-Founder’s $100,000 Gift Builds Momentum for Humanitarian Work in Greece

Matching Challenge Supports IOCC in Greece

John G. Rangos Charitable Foundation Inspires Additional Donations

Virtual Auction for IOCC

Proceeds will support ongoing humanitarian and development work overseas and in the US.

IOCC Publishes Lenten Reflection

In preparation for Pascha, the booklet offers encouragement along the journey to the Church’s greatest feast.

IOCC Care Compass Logo

Care Calls and Care Compass tools are proving to be adaptable resources in crises.

IOCC Accepting Applications for Serv-X-Treme

Serv-X-Treme is IOCC’s youth program, designed to explore the Orthodox idea of service.

IOCC is offering ways to share while helping people in need.

IOCC Sunday offers parishes a forum for highlighting Orthodox philanthropy and joining IOCC’s endeavors.

Mrs. Boulanger is the first woman elected Chairman of the Board of IOCC.

Supporters are gearing up to bike the course of their choice on Saturday, 9/26/20.

IOCC responds to Lebanon blast with emergency assistance.

IOCC is holding its first ever Virtual 5K on Saturday, June 27, 2020.

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of
the U.S.A., express concern and sorrow for the recent unrest.

In response to the pandemic in the United States, IOCC has launched a new initiative.

A booklet of spiritual reflections for the Lenten season.

Over 280 young adults in Gaza received their diplomas thanks to IOCC.

The youth of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta recently met the challenge set for them.

IOCC offers year-round assistance that helps millions each year make a fresh start.

IOCC is offering gift-givers ways to share with loved ones while helping people in need

Partnering with clergy and volunteers, IOCC celebrates “IOCC Sunday: A Day of Sharing”


Dream Centers offer Children, Families Safe Spaces, Support Overcoming Trauma

IOCC is set to release the newest edition of its prayer journal, an inspirational publication.

Through training with IOCC, Orthodox parishes undertake disaster preparedness planning.

IOCC has renewed its far-reaching Give for Greece program, including a pilot program in vocational training.

IOCC Expand Health Services in Rural Areas

Opportunity, Renewal in Western Balkans as Local Businesses Grow

Orthodox Christian Aid Org Offers Emergency Assistance, Support near Omaha

IOCC Publishes Lenten Reflection

Staffers Offer Perspectives on Vocation of Service to Others

Vocational Training, Supplies Offer Path for Women to Earn Reliable Income

IOCC awarded grants to help communities recover after Hurricane Michael

IOCC is closely monitoring the continuing flooding and aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Staff members remain in contact with partners to provide support as needed.

IOCC is assessing the urgent needs of displaced families that managed to escape, and is prepared to provide for clothing, hygiene kits, medical services, and psychosocial support for those in need.

One of the most powerful storms to ever make landfall has slammed into the Philippines, setting off landslides, cutting off power and communications across the country, and forcing nearly 720,000 people to evacuate.

The Jaharis Family Foundation, Inc. announced a $1 million Challenge Grant to IOCC toward the expansion of its program to address the need for sustainable access to safe and nutritious food facing a rising number of people in Greece.

As survivors sift through the devastation left behind by tornadoes that ripped through central Oklahoma and claimed the lives of dozens of people including many children, please join IOCC in praying for the families and lost loved ones.

IOCC joins with all Orthodox Christians and Americans in mourning the senseless loss of lives in yesterday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

IOCC has deployed members of its Emergency Response Network to a Disaster Recovery Center in Maryland to provide trauma counseling to survivors of Hurricane Sandy.

IOCC is intensifying its current response efforts to meet the surging humanitarian needs for emergency medical aid, food and basic necessities for Syrian families displaced in their own country.

IOCC has mobilized food assistance to vulnerable people in the flood affected communities of Wazirabad, Gujranwala and Faisalabad, Pakistan.

IOCC is part of a coordinated international effort to bring relief to the thousands that have been displaced by Typhoon Ketsana in the Philippines and the 7.6 magnitude earthquake that devastated western Sumatra in Indonesia.

Volunteers are working around the clock to raise the dikes protecting the city of Fargo, N.D. from flooding. They hope to hold back the Red River which is expected to reach record high levels by Saturday.

The worst wildfires in Australia’s history have caused 181 confirmed deaths and left hundreds of people homeless. More than 900 houses were destroyed and some 7,000 people have requested assistance from humanitarian agencies.

IOCC has released emergency funds and is working in cooperation with other humanitarian aid organizations to deliver medical supplies and pharmaceuticals to Gaza hospitals that are stretched to capacity.

IOCC is issuing an emergency appeal for its continuing response with cash funds going towards immediate clean-up and recovery efforts.

IOCC is issuing an emergency appeal with cash funds going towards immediate clean up efforts. Orthodox faithful and parishes are encouraged to begin assembling hygiene kits and emergency clean up buckets.

IOCC is working to provide food and hygiene supplies to IDPs (internally displaced persons) in the town of Gori and in the capital of Tbilisi. IOCC is also assisting refugees in North Ossetia with medical and food supplies.

IOCC has received over $40,000 in donations in support of relief efforts for Myanmar cyclone and China earthquake victims.