The Treasurer of the Orthodox Church in America, Priest Michael Tassos, announced today that a check in the sum of $151,500.00 was sent to the New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS). This represents the sum of money remaining in the OCA’s 9/11 Fund, which had not been allocated.
Approximately $285,000.00 was collected by the OCA in the wake of the 9/11 tragedy. The distribution of these funds became a priority for the current Holy Synod and Metropolitan Council. This final payment comes from the OCA’s Unrestricted Endowment Fund, replacing the portions of the 9/11 Fund which had not been previously distributed.