IOCC's capacity to respond to emergencies in the US 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. To find out more and to learn how to join, please contact Daniel Christopulos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supporting Schools in the U.S.
Delivered 227,000 new elementary and secondary textbooks worth a total of $10 million to after-school programs in underprivileged areas throughout the U.S. Program benefits homeless children and those whose parents are migrant workers or are incarcerated.
IOCC is currently mobilizing volunteer teams to help build, or do critical renovations on existing homes with Habitat for Humanity in Houston and Minneapolis. During the 2012 volunteer season, the period of deployment is one week for each team – from Sunday through Saturday – and will run from June through mid-August. The volunteer contribution is $450 per person, and includes local transportation, room & board, materials, supplies, tools and site supervision. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older, but 16 and 17 year olds are accepted if they are accompanied by their parent, legal guardian or an adult with a power-of-attorney to act on their behalf for the duration of the deployment. All volunteers must apply through the online application at the following web address: www.iocc.org/actionteams.
From the US Program Archives
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