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Dec 13, 2018, 11:20 AM
Imagine not being able to hear the world around you. Before getting his first hearing aids, Khaldoun would cry, scream, and hit his head, frustrated that he couldn’t communicate with those close to him. Growing up in Syria, Khaldoun ...
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Dec 6, 2018, 11:39 AM
When fast-moving fires swept through the seaside village of Mati, Greece, Olga and her family lost their home. But they didn't lose each other, and they didn't lose hope. Olga and her husband had worked hard to create a safe, loving home full ...
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Dec 3, 2018, 2:29 PM
Malnutrition rates in Gaza are extremely high for children under age six—and this leads to conditions like anemia that, left untreated, can damage vital organs and strain the heart. To help address this problem, IOCC has just launched ...
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Dec 3, 2018, 2:16 PM
IOCC volunteer Mark McGilvery spotted “Hope” in the debris pile—stenciled onto a large part of a wall that had been removed from a flooded home in Wilmington, NC. Mark salvaged the message, cutting it out of the drywall, and the muck-out team ...
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Dec 3, 2018, 2:04 PM
Earlier this year, heavy floods hit Romania, causing extensive flooding in rural areas—and affecting almost 100 villages across 19 counties. Hundreds of homes were flooded, too, and families had to evacuate. They returned home to find waterlogged ...
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Nov 29, 2018, 10:28 AM
On behalf of IOCC and the people we serve, thank you for your support during #GivingTuesday. In the last 24 hours, more than 400 people helped us raise over ...
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Nov 27, 2018, 11:17 AM
“If you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday.” ~ Isaiah 58:10 As we gather this Thanksgiving ...
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Nov 15, 2018, 11:04 AM
As we thank God this Thanksgiving for His abundant blessings, we hope you're encouraged when you see the life-changing difference your support makes around the world. IOCC's Gifts of Love gift catalog ...
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Nov 9, 2018, 9:57 AM
Hurricane Michael struck the Florida Panhandle as one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever hit the country, causing extensive storm surge on the coast and hundreds of tornadoes as it crossed into Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia. The full extent of damage is still ...
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Nov 5, 2018, 10:04 AM
In October, board chair Mark Stavropoulos, along with IOCC executives Dean Triantafilou and Stacey Mason visited project sites in Euorpe. While they were in the Balkans, in addition to spending time with some of the people IOCC serves, the leadership team met with ...