NEW YORK: January 21, 2010
Appeal from the Executive Director of the Fund for Assistance to the Russian Church Abroad
Another 6.0 earthquake struck Haiti today. The situation in that poor
country is dire.
As of today the Fund for Assistance to the Russian Orthodox Church Outside
of Russia has collected over $50,000 and disbursed $16,000 of aid to the
suffering people of Haiti through trusted clergymen on the ground there.
This is an ongoing fundraising effort.
We are working towards opening a clinic on the grounds of one of our five
parishes in Haiti. Please pray for Fr. Gregoire, Fr. Jean, their
long-suffering parishioners and for the members of our delegation, who are doing a magnificent job in Haiti, negotiated with the United Nations, the Red Cross, IOCC and other organizations to get aid to
Please support our fundraising effort.
I want to emphasize that every single penny donated to this project is spent
on this project. None of the money earmarked for Haiti is being used for
administrative costs or overhead. When the dust settles and we catch our
breath, a full accounting of how our donors money was spent will be
published on the FFA's website.
V.Rev. Victor Potapov
FFA Executive Director
Source: Fund for Assistance to the Russian Orthodox Church Outside