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Archpriest Alexander Rentel, Chancellor of the Orthodox Church in America, made the following statement today:

In response to the appeal from His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon, the Orthodox Church in America has raised over $433,000 today as of 2:00 PM EST. All the money collected will be sent shortly to ELEOS, the humanitarian agency of the Polish Orthodox Church, in order to assist them with humanitarian crisis in Poland because of the refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine.

The donation portal on remains open, however, until the middle of next week, March 16, in order to receive further donations for this same purpose. Shortly after March 16, the Orthodox Church in America will make another transfer of money, whatever is collected by that point, to ELEOS. Please note, the donation portal will shut down at the close of business on March 16, 2022.