Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA
Hurricane Irene Aftermath: the Metropolia Center of the UOC of the USA!
Dearly beloved Clergy and Faithful of our Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA:
GLORY TO JESUS CHRIST!
As you most assuredly have heard by now, major flooding has once again occurred at the Metropolia Center of our Holy Church in South Bound Brook, NJ following the powerful destructive path of Hurricane Irene during the last few days of August, 2011. We do not have the damage estimates at this moment; however, considering substantial flooding of the historic Fisher House, the Sisterhood Hall and the Center’s Maintenance building; the Memorial Church’s pastoral residence building, two residential properties across the street form the Memorial Church, the collapsed trees and flooding of the Seminary building’s basement – these are only a few examples of what we must face now in repairs and additional non-budgeted projects for this coming Fall season. Our neighbors around the property and the Church’s spiritual Center suffer and in desperate need of assistance.
We are hereby asking all our parishes, parish and Central Church organizations, along with the entire membership of our Church, to contribute to a special 2011 Hurricane Irene Flood Fund. The monies collected will be utilized towards the necessary and immediate repairs to the properties of the Church as well as to prepare our St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary for the opening of the 2011-2012 Academic year.
Please find it in your heart to contribute to this fund by immediately sending your donations to:
2011 Hurricane Irene Flood Fund
P. O. Box 495
South Bound Brook, NJ 08880
or you can donate online by clicking on the donate button at the bottom of the webpage.
Please note Hurricane Irene in the "in memory/to honor" field.
We hope to hear from you very soon. Thank you and God bless you for your kindness and for reaching out to the needs of our Holy Mother Church. This is our calling – from Christ Himself: “What you do for the least of these…you do for Me.”
May the blessing of our Lord remain with all of you!
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