Archdiocese of Bucharest allocates $5,500+ for flood victims

Prahova County, Romania, June 3, 2019

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The Archdiocese of Bucharest of the Romanian Orthodox Church has announced its plans for helping the victims of the heavy floods that struck Prahova County, just north of Bucharest, on Friday, May 31.

At the initiative of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania, the Archdiocese of Bucharest, along with the North Ploieşti and Urlați Deaneries, is allocating $5,650 (24,000 lei) to provide food and drinking water for the victims, and to help pay for the funeral of three children from a family from the village of Sângeru whose house was completely destroyed in the flooding, reports the Basilica News Agency.

A fourth child is still missing.

According to, the deceased children were aged 9 months, 3 years, and 6 years. Additionally, more than 100 people had to be evacuated and 76 homes were affected by the flooding.

In addition to the funds allocated by the Archdiocese, the parishes of the two deaneries collected funds on Sunday to aid the suffering families.

“We express compassion for the bereaved family and pray to God to help it overcome this difficult ordeal of losing the four children taken by the flood,” the press service’s report states.

Those wishing to help can donate to the flood victims to the account of the Urlați Deanery: RO42 RNCB 0205 0448 7338 0001.

In July, all parishes and monasteries of the Arad Archdiocese of the Romanian Church collected funds to help flood victims in Covasna, Suceava, Vrancea, Cluj and Arad counties, and elsewhere.

The Romanian Church also gathered funds to help wildfire victims in Greece last summer.

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