22 January/4 February, 2010 Apostle Timothy
Dear Rectors of the Chicago & Mid-America Diocese,
Christ is amongst us!
As promised in the letter of 4/17 January, 2010 this letter contains specific details regarding collections for those suffering in Haiti which you have been conducting in your parishes since the time of the serious earthquake there on January 12.
Bishop Peter has received the report of Deacon Matthew Williams and has decided that the best course of action at this time is to support the Fund for Assistance of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia with the funds collected in our parishes. The Fund for Assistance will see to it that the funds are used in the best possible way to support our Orthodox Christian brothers and sisters in Haiti. Please be so kind as to continue to send the funds gathered from your weekly collections for those suffering in Haiti to:
Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America
Andrei Urtiew, Treasurer
P.O. Box 1367
Des Plaines, IL 60017
Checks should be made out to the Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America with a notation in the memo section: “Haiti Relief”. The Diocesan Treasurer will record all checks and send the entirety of the funds to the Fund for Assistance.
Thank you for your kind support of the suffering in Haiti!
With Love in our Lord Jesus Christ,
Rev. Fr. Gregory Joyce
Secretary of the Diocesan Council
Monies sent to the Fund for Assistance will go directly to the faithful (already, substantial cash has been entrusted to the clergy there). Questions? Contact Rev Victor Patapov, the unpaid Executive director of the FFA, or his assistant Alena Plavsic, (917-817-2925, firstname.lastname@example.org)