Hong Kong (OP) - With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Nikitas, OP Director Christopher Ebe met with Indonesian Orthodox clergy and a Europe-based International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) representative in Medan last week to identify gaps in the current relief efforts and find ways to forge partnerships with existing efforts.
Hong Kong (OP) - Now that the devastation from the incredible earthquake and subsequent tsunamis in Asia has become more transparent, the OMHKSEA is actively pursuing ways to help even more people affected by this terrible disaster.
Immediately following the events of December 26, 2004, His Eminence Metropolitan Nikitas requested that the Office of Philanthropy set up an "Orthodox Asian Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Relief Fund". At the time of the fund's creation, there were no casualties and only minor damage to report.
29 December 2004, Hong Kong (OP) - With the death toll from the incredible earthquake and subsequent tsunamis in Asia now approaching 60,000, the OMHKSEA is preparing to work with the Orthodox Churches in Indonesia and India to offer assistance to some of the millions affected by the tragedy. There is a significant Orthodox presence on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, including numerous churches, schools, and other philanthropic sites.