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Oct 21, 2017, 11:04 AM
An avid runner for years, Dean Stambolis was training for the 5K in the Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend. He’d just retired, and in the run-up to his race, Dean learned that he could team up with us through DIY for IOCC and put some power behind his passion for running.
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Oct 18, 2017, 12:01 PM
IOCC is collaborating with local Orthodox churches, the Northern California VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster), and other local and national partners to identify needs and determine how IOCC can most effectively respond.
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Oct 18, 2017, 9:25 AM
In Greece, families and the elderly lack essential food items, people are in need of sustainable jobs, hospitals face shortages of critical medical supplies, and refugees seeking shelters in Greece face greater challenges every day – and right now, they need our help. Read on to learn how you can help.
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Oct 14, 2017, 9:27 AM
If you're looking for a powerful way to give, then we need your help today! We're looking for 50 people to each raise $500 and get us to our goal of $25,000. Will you be one of them?
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Oct 12, 2017, 10:33 AM
“My appreciation for the first-response spiritual-care piece has definitely been heightened by serving peopled shocked and without safe homes in the Houston area after Hurricane Harvey,” said Fr. Luke Palumbis in a conversation with IOCC headquarters staff.
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Oct 11, 2017, 3:24 PM
In July 2017, IOCC opened a medical office in Azraq Refugee Camp in Jordan. This is IOCC's first office in a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan, as the rest of our work is done in urban centers — where the majority of refugees live — in order to help both refugees and their host communities.
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Oct 7, 2017, 3:05 PM
You've seen the Ice-Bucket Challenge, and you've heard about Movember. Now it's your turn to fundraise online and make an impact, with DIY (Do-It-Yourself) for IOCC.
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Oct 6, 2017, 3:46 PM
An updated response on IOCC's efforts in Las Vegas.
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Oct 2, 2017, 11:42 AM
IOCC is extremely distressed and saddened to learn of the October 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, reportedly the deadliest in US history. We are actively monitoring the situation as official reports come in. Please pray with us for all those affected by this tragedy.
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Sep 30, 2017, 12:13 PM
As we continue celebrating our 25th Anniversary, it's a great time to engage your parish or community in the work of IOCC. Here are 25 ways you can do just that!