Romanian Orthodox students raising funds for house for family of seven

Iaşi, June 16, 2020

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Yet another struggling family will soon receive a new home through the efforts of the Orthodox faithful of the Church of Romania.

The Iași branch of the Association of Romanian Orthodox Christian Students (ASCOR) is coming to the aid of the Tipișca family of 7 that currently lives in a 90%-dilapidated two-room annex, as part of the “Together We Raise a House” campaign, report Doxologia.

The family currently has no electricity, and two of the children also face medical problems, having been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, reports the campaign’s website.

To raise the funds needed to complete the work on the new house, ASCOR is organizing an online charity show with Romanian folk artists on June 21. More than $15,800 (14,000 euros) of the necessary $39,480 (35,000 euros) has already been raised.

The event will be begin at 6:30 PM (11:30 AM Eastern) and will be broadcast exclusively online at the ASCOR Iași and Save a Heart (Salvează o inimă) Facebook pages.

“As students and volunteers, we started this campaign with zero budget, but with trust in God and the conviction that this house will be built by hundreds and thousands of people who will add a brick to its construction and whose names will be written both on the walls of the house, and especially in the Book Of Life,” said Emanuel Buta, President of ASCOR Iasi.

Every offering is a step towards fulfilling the Tipișca family’s dream of owning a home, said Andrei Mocanu of ASCOR Iași’s Department of Social Welfare.

Those interested may donate via Paypal and card at the “Together We Build a House” campaign’s website.

Last week, OrthoChristian reported that the Romanian Diocese of Huși bought and donated a house to a mother of 5 who was a victim of domestic abuse.

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