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.
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 — Over the past decade, more than 1,100 IOCC volunteers have provided 35,000 man-hours to rebuild or repair 210 family homes damaged by natural disasters. This year IOCC has mobilized nine teams to help build or do critical renovations on existing homes in Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Oklahoma.
EDUCATION — Since 2007, IOCC has supported literacy for children in more than 20 states by distributing almost one million new school textbooks worth $42 million to Head Start, tutoring, and after school programs for children with limited access to learning materials. The book distribution program also benefits children who are homeless or whose parents are migrant workers or in prison. IOCC has also distributed classroom and dormitory furniture to help improve the learning environment at cash strapped schools in Alaska, Colorado, and New York.
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IOCC Assists Victims of South Carolina Floods
IOCC Responds To Communities In South Carolina And The Bahamas Deluged By Deadly Floods
Fresh Perspective on Serving God through Others Embraced at IOCC Youth Conferences
Patriarch John X Blesses Humanitarian Work of IOCC
IOCC Assists Texas and Oklahoma Communities Ravaged by Torrential Rains
IOCC Responds To Victims Of Oklahoma Tornadoes
International Orthodox Christian Charities Recipient Of Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Award For Excellence
Disaster Preparedness Protects Lives And Communities
Seminarians Join IOCC Action Team To Help Families Recovering From Disaster
IOCC Joins Largest U.S. Disaster Response Network
IOCC Names Mark Stavropoulos New Board Chairman
IOCC Congressional Campaign Highlights Relief Work, Urges International Development Support
Team IOCC Goes The Distance In Baltimore To Race Against Poverty
IOCC Book Distribution Promotes Learning To Underserved Youth In U.S.
9/11 Tragedy A Solemn Reminder Of Need To Be Prepared Against Disaster
IOCC Conference Cultivates Service Leadership of Orthodox Youth
Hurricane Preparedness Week: Protecting Your Family From Extreme Weather Disasters
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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