IOCC Delivers Help for Hurricane Joaquin Survivors

IOCC Delivers Help for Hurricane Joaquin Survivors

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It is four weeks after Hurricane Joaquin and many people in the Bahamas are still without power. On Long Island of the Bahamas, more than three thousand residents were devastated by 130 mph winds and nearly 24 inches of rain during the hurricane. Hundreds of families are without shelter after the powerful winds tore off roofs and left them looking out at the dark whirling skies. The ocean rose with such force and waves that a freighter and other boats were thrown ashore.

IOCC is on the ground helping to regroup and assess the needs of the survivors. “Working in cooperation with Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, in Nassau, Bahamas, a parish of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and with local relief partner, HeadKnowles, IOCC is providing building supplies for residents of Long Island who have started to repair their homes. Blankets, hygiene kits, school kits, and cleanup buckets are also in transit to the Bahamas and being delivered to families in need on the affected outer islands.” – IOCC

Right now, the effort to rebuild and repair homes is well underway and in the mean time IOCC and other relief partners are working hard to provide for the communities needs.

To make a donation or get involved please view the full article here.

The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is committed to the support of her sister agencies under the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops.  This includes IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities).  “In the spirit of Christ’s love, IOCC offers emergency relief and development programs to those in need worldwide, without discrimination, and strengthens the capacity of the Orthodox Church to so respond”.  IOCC has undertaken significant initiatives to help those in need.  Notably 92% of every dollar donated to the IOCC directly helps those affecting dire situations.

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Dean Franck

Dean Franck is a first year student in the Master's of Divinity Program at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts. He is also a participant of our Digital Disciples Program.