More Assistance Needed for Hurricane Victims


September 16, 2004

TO BE READ FROM THE PULPIT

Beloved Clergy and Faithful of our Archdiocese:

Greetings and Blessings in the Name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

As you all know, the devastation from hurricane Charley has been followed by additional hurricanes that have ravaged areas of the South, some of which had not even begun to recover from the previous storms. In our message of August 16, 2004, we appealed to all of the communities of this Archdiocese to take a special collection to assist the victims of hurricane Charley. Unfortunately, the response to this appeal has been very disappointing.

In light of the disappointing response to the first appeal, and the additional tragedy that has been wrought by new storms, we appeal to you to take another special collection as soon as possible and forward it to the Archdiocese headquarters immediately, marked "Hurricane Relief", so that we can do our share to try and ease a small portion of the suffering.May the Almighty God continue to bless all of you.

Your father in Christ,

Metropolitan PHILIP
Primate
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America

Original Appeal Letter