IOCC's Emergency Response Van and staff arrived in Houston for a Rapid Needs Assessment and has begun the muck-out process. IOCC has arranged, through partners Church World Service and Good360, for two truckloads of hygiene kits, clean-up buckets, food, and baby products to the Houston area.
IOCC staff is checking in with every Orthodox parish in the region to assess clean-up and other needs.
Parishioners who have specific clean-up needs are asked to speak to their parish priest, who will coordinate with IOCC.
Donations to IOCC can be made at the following:
How Hurricane Harvey has affected our Parish:
To date, we have 6 families that had water in their homes.
Our church sustained damage in the Sunday School Wing, where all the carpets have been removed, and partial sheet rock removal in 3 rooms and part of the hallway. A new roof for the church and Sunday School wing is recommended, as well as, installation of drainage pipes on either side of the Sunday School wing.
If you would like to donate directly to our church and/or parishioner families, click on the link below, and indicate where you would like your donation sent. 100% of your donation goes to these specific items.