How IOCC is helping in the United States:
Although the United States of America is one of the richest countries in the world, it still has many poor people. IOCC has provided tens of thousands of schoolchildren in more than 20 U.S. states who live in poverty with textbooks and school kits filled with supplies like notebooks and pencils.
IOCC also helps families when disaster strikes. An IOCC team of more than 60 Orthodox Christian priests and volunteers is specially trained to respond to emergencies like floods, tornadoes and hurricanes. These "Frontliners" help survivors with things they need like emergency supplies and housing.
During this last year, IOCC Action Team volunteers donated their time to help build homes in Texas, Minnesota and North Dakota for families who were left homeless by hurricanes, tornadoes or floods, while other volunteers assembled emergency cleanup buckets and health kits for families. Click here to learn how to assemble health kits and emergency cleanup buckets.
How you can help:
1) Pray for children in need living in the United States, and their families.
2) Ask an adult to send a special donation on your behalf to help provide food, shelter and clothing for people served by IOCC
(Adults: click here to make a donation online).