IOCC Frontliners, highly trained clergy and laypeople, have deployed to Las Vegas. The first arrived on 10/2, and on 10/3 three more arrived to offer emotional and spiritual care to those affected by the shooting.

The four reached out to local parishes of the OCA, Antiochian, Serbian, and Greek dioceses, and visited St. John Greek Orthodox Church. There they participated in a service for those killed and injured, made a presentation at a women’s group meeting, and provided emotional and spiritual care to young people who had been at the event, as well as their families. Three Frontliners remain on the groundand will do so through 10/6.

On 10/4, Frontliners visited the site of the attack and spoke with law-enforcement officials and mourners on the scene. Frontliners have also met with the American Red Cross to offer their services through emotional and spiritual care on 10/5, and have been asked by Nevada VOAD to return to the Las Vegas Convention Center to offer care to anyone needing it. They have also met with Las Vegas law-enforcement officials and the city’s mayor pro-tempore to determine other venues where they might be of service.