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Philadelphia-Area Volunteers Held 11th Annual Benefit for IOCC (Photos)

DEPTFORD, NJ – Continuing the tradition of more than a decade, Philadelphia-area volunteers hosted their 11th Annual Banquet to Benefit International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) at Adelphia Restaurant in Deptford, NJ, on October 30, supporting the worldwide humanitarian work of IOCC.

For the last 11 years, the all-volunteer Greater Philadelphia Committee of IOCC, chaired by Tony Pantazopoulos, has organized annual benefits supporting emergency relief and development programs both in the US and around the world.

Volunteers from various Orthodox jurisdictions make up the committee, reflecting wide support for IOCC’s mission across the area. The Philadelphia-area event is part of IOCC’s nationwide fundraising campaign, comprising almost exclusively volunteer-led local events.

Nationwide, individual volunteers and groups like the Philadelphia-area committee raise over $700,000 annually in support of IOCC’s global work.

IOCC Outreach Coordinator Corina Mararu and IOCC Greater Philadelphia Committee Chairman Anthony Pantazopoulos. (Photo: Steve Lambrou)

Among those present were Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Dr. Anthony Limberakis- National Commander of the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, and Dr. Cary Limberakis- Regional Commander of the Order of St Andrew of New Jersey, as well as Alexis Limberakis – First Vice President of the Metropolis of New Jersey and National Philoptochos board member.

Left to right: His Grace the Right Reverend Thomas (Joseph) Ed. D., Bishop of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, Tina Marlos-Tsiadis, and IOCC Greater Philadelphia Committee Chairman Anthony Pantazopoulos. (Photo: Steve Lambrou)
Left to right: Dr. Anthony Limberakis, Alexis Limberakis, and Dr. Cary Limberakis. (Photo: Steve Lambrou)

International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is the humanitarian relief and development agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States of America. Since its inception in 1992, IOCC has provided more than $771 million in humanitarian relief and sustainable development programs in over 60 countries worldwide. Today, IOCC applies its expertise in humanitarian response to natural and manmade crises in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States, offering assistance based solely on need. Learn more at https://iocc.org/ and follow @IOCCRelief on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

the Philadelphia-area volunteers for the IOCC. (Photo: Steve Lambrou)

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