Baltimore, MD - International Orthodox
Christian Charities (IOCC) received strong support on Tuesday from the
Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, which presented IOCC with an
$80,000 check for its aid to earthquake-ravaged Haiti, and another gift
of $40,000 for IOCC projects around the world. The presentation was made
at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Clergy-Laity Congress in Atlanta, Georgia.
"From wheelchairs distributed to the disabled of Zimbabwe and support
to fight the dreaded disease of podoconiosis in Ethiopia, Philoptochos
has been one of the strongest partners for IOCC," said IOCC Development
Director Daniel G. Christopulos who accepted the gifts on behalf of IOCC.
Philoptochos was one of the first Orthodox supporters of IOCC's relief
work in Haiti, providing an emergency grant for an airlift of water purification
equipment and tents (shown here) for families in the days just after the
earthquake. The check presented on Tuesday brings Philoptochos's total
aid for Haiti to $100,000.