Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Responding to the crisis in Indonesia

From the IOCC website:

International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), a humanitarian aid and development organization based in Baltimore, Maryland, is issuing an emergency appeal for donations following the recent earthquake in Indonesia. IOCC’s response is part of its ongoing work in Indonesia and other parts of South Asia that were devastated by the 2004 tsunami. The organization provided airlifts of humanitarian supplies, construction of schools and clinics, and other assistance including the complete rebuilding of a village on the island of Nias in Sumatra.

IOCC will work with the Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and South East Asia (OMHKSEA) and its other ecumenical partners to provide relief and assistance to those affected by this latest disaster.

Contributions to IOCC’s Indonesia Earthquake Response Fund may be sent to IOCC, “Indonesia Earthquake Relief,” P.O. Box 630225, Baltimore, MD 21263-0225. Donations may also be made online by clicking here or by calling toll-free 1-877-803-IOCC (4622).