IOCC Responds To Victims
Of Central Oklahoma Tornadoes

May 21, 2013

Candice Lopez and Stephanie Davis sift the remains of a neighbor's home after it was destroyed by a series of tornadoes near Shawnee, Oklahoma. (Photo: Brett Deering/Getty Images)

As survivors sift through the devastation left behind by tornadoes that ripped through central Oklahoma and claimed the lives of dozens of people including many children, please join IOCC in praying for the families and lost loved ones. IOCC has been in contact with the Orthodox community in the Oklahoma City area as well as its ecumenical partners and is assessing the emerging needs for an appropriate response.

HOW YOU CAN HELP
You can help the victims of disasters in the United States, like the Oklahoma Tornadoes, by making a financial gift to the United States Emergency Response Fund, which will provide immediate relief as well as long-term support through the provision of emergency aid, recovery assistance and other support to help those in need. To make a gift, please visit www.iocc.org, call toll free at 1-877-803-IOCC (4622), or mail a check or money order payable to IOCC, P.O. Box 17398, Baltimore, Md. 21297-0429.

IOCC also anticipates the need for Emergency Clean-Up Buckets which are in low supply due to the recent response to Superstorm Sandy. For directions on how to assemble Emergency Clean-Up Buckets, please visit www.iocc.org/kits

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHARITIES
IOCC is the official humanitarian aid agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America. Since its inception in 1992, IOCC has delivered more than $438 million in relief and development programs to families and communities in 50 countries. IOCC is a member of the ACT Alliance, a global coalition of churches and agencies engaged in development, humanitarian assistance and advocacy. To learn more about IOCC, please visit our website at www.iocc.org.

Media contact: Rada K. Tierney, IOCC Media Relations, 443-823-3489, rtierney@iocc.org

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