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From its inception, IOCC's intent was to work in the U-S and abroad. It was the tragic 9/11 attacks in 2001 that brought IOCC's capacity to respond home with the creation of our U.S. Emergency Response Network.

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EMERGENCY RESPONSE — IOCC's capacity to respond to emergencies in the U.S. has significantly increased as a result of the assistance from its Emergency Response Network, referred to as the "Orthodox Frontline." The Frontline is made up of Orthodox clergy and laity volunteers from across the nation – trained and experienced chaplains, counselors, therapists, emergency response managers, social workers, medical doctors, registered nurses, emergency medical technicians and other related fields.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT — As part of its longstanding commitment to volunteerism in the face of need, IOCC has provided more than 800 volunteers and almost 30,000 man-hours since 2005 building or providing critical repairs to 169 family homes across the USA damaged by natural disasters. IOCC is currently mobilizing volunteer teams for 2014 to help build or do critical renovations on existing homes this summer in New Orleans, New Jersey, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Colorado.

SUPPORTING LITERACY AND EDUCATION — Since 2007, IOCC has provided more than 900,000 new elementary and secondary textbooks worth a total of $40 million to after school, tutoring and Head Start programs for children in underserved areas in more than 20 states, including California, Louisiana, Alabama, Maryland, Michigan, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and New York. The book distribution program also benefits homeless children and those whose parents are migrant workers or are incarcerated.

United States Archives

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IOCC Provides Support For Literacy And Learning To Underserved Youth In U.S.

IOCC Responds to Victims of Flood Ravaged Midwest

Orthodox Christian Emergency Network Grows to 100 Members

Chicago Faith-Based Groups Join With IOCC To Deliver Books For Local Children

IOCC Responds to Victims of Tornadoes in the South


USAID Chief Outlines His Vision To Baltimore-Based Aid Groups

IOCC Brings Humanitarian Issues To Forefront On Capitol Hill

IOCC Frontline Responds To Flood-Ravaged Colorado Communities

IOCC Assists Colorado Flood Victims With Recovery Efforts

Historic Colorado Flooding Impacts Thousands

Orthodox Christian Emergency Response Network Expands

IOCC Frontliners Offer Care To Arizona Community

IOCC Marshalls Frontliners To Assist Those Affected By Arizona Wildfires

IOCC Frontliners Respond to Tornado Survivors in Central Oklahoma

IOCC Responds To Victims Of Central Oklahoma Tornadoes

IOCC Provides Books To Chicago Area Schoolchildren

Leadership 100 Grant To Support IOCC Humanitarian Work In U.S.


IOCC Mourns Loss of Life in Connecticut Shooting – Offers Resources

IOCC, Orthodox Christian Leaders Discuss Social Outreach At White House Conference

IOCC Assists Sandy Survivors With Recovery Efforts

IOCC Response Reaches Sandy Survivors Up And Down East Coast

IOCC Frontliners Mobilize To Aid Super Storm Sandy Survivors

Cyclists Complete Journey to Assist World's Poor

Orthodox Youth Spend Summer Building Homes And Budding Friendships

US Lawmakers and IOCC Supporters Turn Out to Celebrate 20 Years of Global Humanitarian Work


IOCC Responds to Hurricane Irene With Emergency Cleanup Support For Victims

IOCC Responds To Joplin And Heartland Tornadoes With Emergency Cleanup And Early Recovery

Assistance from Orthodox Christians Helping Tornado-Stricken Areas of Alabama

IOCC "Frontline" Volunteers to Coordinate Relief in Storm-Ravaged Areas of Alabama

IOCC Reaches Out to Parishes in Aftermath of Severe Weather, Fires


IOCC Joins in Launch of ACT Alliance

Effects Of Haiti Earthquake Ripple Through U.S. Community


IOCC Partnering to Give Children in U.S. A Head Start

IOCC Helps Single Working Moms Realize Dream of Homeownership

Penelope House, Fortress for Battered Women & Their Children

Odds Stacked Against Them, Boys in Inner-city New Orleans Get Fighting Chance

Orthodox Volunteers Make A Difference in the U.S.

Orthodox Volunteers Make a Difference in the U.S.


IOCC On The U.S. Gulf Coast

A Healing Presence At Virginia Tech

IOCC Launches Alaska Substance Abuse Initiative

Voices: IOCC Frontline Clergy at Virginia Tech

IOCC Pledges New Homes And Hundreds Of Volunteers For Habitat Initiative


Midnight run to New Orleans; The airport evacuation

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