Floods devastate upstate NY, northeastern PA

As widely reported by the media, massive floods have devastated upstate New York and northeastern Pennsylvania, where many parishes of the Orthodox Church in America are located.

In addition to parishes in Binghamton, NY and along the NY-PA border, OCA parishes dot “the Valley,” from Uniondale, Dundaff, and Simpson in the north to Hazleton and McAdoo in the south.  The region traditionally has had one of the largest concentrations of Orthodox Christian parishes in the US.

The region has been declared a disaster zone.

We ask parishes and faithful in the region whose church buildings, halls, and homes may have experienced serious flood damage to inform the OCA web site team at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for an upcoming feature story.