Please help flood victims in Albania. St. Nicholas church has begun collecting funds for flood relief during our church services on Sundays. To view the flood relief flyer please click here. Donations can be made by check; in person or mailed to St. Nicholas Albanian Orthodox Church, 2701 N. Narragansett Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60634. Please note "Flood Relief " on your check and envelope.
Heavy rainfall since the beginning of February 2015 caused major flooding in the southern and south-eastern parts of Albania. Some 42,000 people have been affected, and houses have been damaged, around 3,500 heads of livestock killed, and 17,000 acres of farm land flooded. The Albanian Government is preparing to declare a state of emergency for the worst affected areas. (IFRC, 6 Feb 2015)
To view a map of the affected areas and lists of items donated by various European Union nations please click here. To view the Red Cross Emergency Plan of Action please click here. To read a report from World Vision on their relief efforts in Albania please click here. To see how Islamic Relief has helped the flood victims please click here and here.