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From: “Meares, Christina”
Date: June 5, 2014 at 9:35:11 AM CDT
It was so great to spend time with you last week in Chicago! Thank you again for all of your hard work and continued support for IOCC. I wanted to follow up about how you can help educate parishioners and spread awareness about IOCC’s work around the world.
Here’s how you can get started:
1. Appoint a Parish Representative: As I mentioned in Chicago, these volunteers are essential to IOCC and act as liaisons between our HQ and your parish. They will receive an email once a month about volunteer opportunities, help to keep everyone informed about our ongoing humanitarian aid, and remind the parish about important IOCC dates (IOCC Sunday, Souperbowl Sunday, etc.). If you have someone in mind, have them contact me or feel free to send along their contact info. You can find more info here: http://www.iocc.org/getinvolved_parishrepprogram1.aspx
2. Host an event at your parish: This could be as simple as a coffee hour devoted to IOCC to a 5K or wine tasting. This is a great way to reach and educate a large group of people about IOCC’s mission. If you are interested in having an IOCC representative come to your parish from HQ, please contact me!
3. “Like” us on social media and sign up for our Volunteer Email! This is a great way to get up to date info on our disaster response, events, and news.
· Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ioccrelief. If you have a FB page or a parish FB page, “like” us to receive information about our response to recent disasters, volunteer info, etc.
· Like our Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/ioccrelief This page has ALL of our IOCC videos. They are great for small presentations about our work—make sure to check out our most recent Syria 2014 video.
· Sign up for our Volunteer Email here: https://www.iocc.org/giving/webupdates_enews.aspx Here is an example of what goes out every month:http://www.iocc.org/getinvolved_parishrepemail5-14web.aspx
Thank you again and I hope to hear from you soon!
Senior Outreach Coordinator
International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC)
110 West Road, Suite 360
Baltimore, MD 21204
+1 410 243 9820 voice
+1 410 243 9824 fax