The International Humanitarian Organization International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), which has been working with the NGO “Apostoli” for the last ten years, announced that the Pittsburgh-based John G. Rangos Sr. Charitable Foundation donated $ 100,000 to the IOCC to continue its programs in Greece.
John G. Rangos Sr., who is the co-founder of the IOCC, made this generous donation to encourage and motivate other donors to double the amount to support the IOCC and “Apostoli” programs in Greece.
Through his Charitable Foundation over the years, John Rangos has donated more than $ 3 million to support the IOCC’s global work.
“Whether it’s equipment, a hot meal, or medical care, the forward-looking help IOCC provides is a way you can make a lasting impact,” said John Rangos.
“IOCC gives Orthodox Christians a way to do Christ’s work in the world…. Especially in precarious times when so many people are suffering, whether it’s Greece’s economic crisis or the tumult we see now in the Holy Land, IOCC is there to help us answer Christ’s calling in Matthew 25 to feed the hungry, care for the sick, and clothe those who have nothing.”
Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and all of Greece expressed his gratitude both for the support of the Greek Diaspora in the USA in the difficult times that Greece continues to go through and for the long-standing good cooperation between the IOCC and the NGO “Apostoli.”
“The contribution of the Greek-American John Rangos,” the Archbishop underlined, “proves in practice his love for his place of origin, the strength and solidarity of the Greek community everywhere, and continues to stand unwaveringly by the side of the Motherland.”