Haiti Earthquake relief/Fund for Assistance News

Just received from the Executive director of the FFA, Archpriest Victor Patapov:

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 Deacon Matthew Williams of House Springs, MO. He is doing a magnificent job in Haiti, negotiated with the United Nations, the Red Cross, IOCC and other organizations to get aid to our people.

Please support our fundraising effort. If have yet to give, or would like to donate more, please send your checks to

Fund for Assistance/Haiti
c/o Synod of Bishops
75 East 93rd St.
New York, N.Y. 10128

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:


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