Following up mission work done by President Marina Corodemus and Philoptochos President Stella Wacker in Albania in October 2014, with OCMC, the St. Demetrios community came together to help the children of Albania.
The Albanian Orthodox Church is lead by Greek Archbishop Anastasios who rebuilt the church after decades of oppression by the Communists. Orthodox Christians make up 10% of the 20% Christian population in Albania (10% Roman Catholic).
Our community, in the true meaning of Christmas, sent jackets, home knitted hats & scarves, and raised money to buy toys for orphans in Shen Vah House of Hope by Tirana, and Father Spiro’s school in Durres for special needs kids. Here are the pictures of the children smiling with their new jackets.
Special thanks goes to Ted Kaidas.