I spent 2 days in Iasi visiting Fr. Dan Damaschin and following his steps to his daily activities.
Day 1 (July 6, 2023)
On my first day visit to Fr Dan Damaschin, we went together to Popesti village in Iasi County and visited 35 underprivileged children. We offered them pizza, juice and ice cream.
Day 2 (July 7, 2023)
Day 2 of my visit, July 7th, began at the Church with divine Liturgy at 6 am, followed by the Sacrament of the Holy Unction, confession and communion for pregnant mothers from the maternity Hospital.
After that, we visited the new location of the "Voice of Life" Association: Asociatia Glasul Vietii, in Ticau - Iasi. We stopped at the St. Stephan's church/parish, where many families were waiting to receive food, diapers, and household supplies. The Association has built a playground for children next to the church. On the north side of the playground there is a house that serves as an office for the Association. On the empty lot below the playground will be built an emergency shelter for urgent cases.
Later that afternoon, we visited the dorms and classrooms where underprivileged children live and study. The Association provides them free room, meals and free education and tutoring, achieving great educational results.
On her trip to Romania, Iuliana Popescu-Hatch, the President of Together To Help, visited the orphanage in Gura Humorului. She met with Fr. Bogdan Cojoleanca who helped distribute the donations of toothpaste and toothbrushes sent in January for the children at the orphanage. The pictures below are of the church where Fr Bogdan serves, and of the Multifunctional Social Center, and a center for Social help.
While many of us get ready for Spring Break and Easter, (Pascha in the Orthodox Faith), 10,000 children in Northeast Romania suffer extreme poverty and will have nothing for Easter. Father Dan Damaschin of Iasi city is trying to help and shine a light on the need of these poor children. Together To Help Organization work together with Fr Dan Damaschin to bring a grain of light to the faces of the most underprivileged children in Romania. 65 children received clothing shoes and food on the Feast of Holly Resurrection.
Fr. Dan Damaschin crossing the borders up north Romania and entering in Ukraine with a convoy of trucks filled up with humanitarian aid.
Left to right: 1.Iustinian Cojocariu, 2.Fr. Dan Damaschin, 4. Mihai Chirica Iasi City Mayer
Humanitarian Aid trucks led by Fr Dan Damaschin, entering the borders of Ukraine.
Our Volunteer and Donor Rae Pattison finds the best and softest glowing blankets for kids suffering in Ukraine:
The packages for Ukraine were delivered to the shipping point in Las Vegas. At the end of April 2022, they were picked up by the Romanian Transport Services to be shipped by boat to Romania.
Ms Ileana Danciu who received the packages at the shipping point in Las Vegas.
Packages are placed at the collection point in Las Vegas.
With Love from America for Ukrainian Children
The Next-Door Twins helped unpack adult blankets and children’s glow-in-the-dark blankets in preparation to be packed and shipped to Ukraine via convoy led by a Romanian Orthodox priest through the nonprofit Together To Help.
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Posted by Together To Help on Tuesday, May 24, 2022