We would like to announce that First Orthodox Volunteer Day in Germany will be held in Cologne on July 4th. We organize it to tell about problems and opportunities of medical treatment abroad for children and adults, and assistance we can provide. We will recruit new volunteers and support those who are already involved with Good Deed Diakonia. We will exchange experience and strengthen our ties with allied volunteer organizations. We will spend together a wonderful and undoubtedly efficient day!
We keep supporting the children that came to Germany for medical treatment. The reports from the “front line”, that is, from our local diakonia groups, tell that our voulonteer aid workers attend nearly 40 children.
Christ is Risen!
I wish you a blessed Easter, the most joyful and genuine feast of the year. It is when the joy does not come from champagne and delicious food, lively hubbub and fun – it comes from purification and renewal of the soul. There is life and no death! There is energy for us to live forth and to do good.
In the end of March we have had a meeting of coordinators in Stuttgart where we have discussed our work and formulated new goals. A detailed report has been sent to all coordinators of local diaconia groups and special departments, and to all active aid workers. Please read it attentively and act accordingly.
Among the main achievements: we’ve planned Volunteer Aid Worker Day in Germany and have boosted the activities of two departments: work with hospitals and charity funds, technical assistance and design. We still need more well-motivated manpower for all three directions. Welcome to our synergistic and creative team! Call me up to offer your help!
In April we managed to secure financial help for 4 families in Ukraine. Keep reading
This month is devoted to the help to the children wounded in Ukraine. We have now a list of 7 children with different wounds: shell fragments in spinal channel, skull fractures, amputated arms and legs, damaged eyes etc. We are trying to find chargeless or discounted medical treatment and rehabilitation for these kids.
This is a tough work requiring extra efforts. If you wish to offer your time and vigour for a war-torn child to recuperate and to get back a trust to this world – please, write or call to me! We do need people for contacts with press and for correspondence with German hospitals. We do need funds: firstly, for transportation, then for prostheses and rehabilitation.
I am issuing more and more confirmations of your kind offers for the tax service. The sums are not small: € 200, 500, 2000… I like this very much!
Thanks to everybody who has helped in January – with money, time, or expertise. Thank you for your devotion and kind heart! Let me convey to you the feelings of deep gratitude from all children and parents, who get a little happier and bolder with your help!