The Assistance Fund

of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad

 

 

ROCA Assistance Fund, PO Box 7119, Falls Church, VA, 22040

 

Honorable Fathers!

 

At a meeting of parish representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad in July, 2007, at the Holy Trinity Church in Astoria, NY, His Eminence Bishop Agafangel called for the creation of an Assistance Fund, to answer the many needs of our Church. Since then, the ROCA Assistance Fund has been established, become incorporated, and now has tax-exempt status.

(An explanation of its work is available at: http://ruschurchabroad.com/Assistance%20Fund.htm)

 

In December, 2008, the Provisional Supreme Ecclesiastical Authority (PSEA) blessed the Assistance Fund to begin collecting donations for the Vth All-Diaspora Sobor, which will be held in the Fall of 2008. This Sobor is essential for the restoration of the hierarchy of our church. For such an important event to be successful, we need the help of all concerned to cover the expenses.

 

That is why we are turning to you, dear Fathers, for help. We need to begin a fund raiser by mail, but the Fund does not have sufficient monies to begin this work. With the blessing of the ROCA PSEA, we ask that you conduct a plate collection on behalf of the Fund. This will enable us to conduct a fund drive to cover the expenses of the Sobor.

 

All donations by mail can be sent to this address:

ROCA Assistance Fund, PO Box 7119, Falls Church, VA, 22040

 

For wire transfers in the US:

Bank Name and Address: 

Bank of America\Woodcliff Lake, 522 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677

Name:  ROCA Assistance Fund

Account # : 3810 0710 3975

Routing #:  026009593

 

For international wire transfers:

Bank Name and Address: 

Bank of America\Woodcliff Lake, 522 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677

Name:  ROCA Assistance Fund

Account # : 3810 0710 3975

Swift #:  BOFAUS3N

We ask for your prayers and support in this effort!

Respectfully,The ROCA Assistance Fund Directors

Dimitri Gontscharow President Nicholas Rusiecki Vice President

Mark Kotlaroff Treasurer Nadezhda Herbst Secretary