The largest Orthodox service of assistance stated about difficulties with finances

© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova in photobacteria centre for pregnant and young mothers in MoscowThe largest Orthodox service of assistance stated about difficulties with finances© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova the image Bank

Orthodox service of assistance «Mercy» said the shortfall in the number of projects and requests all concerned to support their wards.

«Our projects are experiencing difficulties with financing, and we really need additional support. Total financial crisis 2015-2016 have forced some of our major benefactors to make their donations, and while not all the losses we are able to fill. The Lord has still not left us, had saved a «safety cushion» for unexpected large contributions, our staff has sought grants and subsidies. But now our reserves are almost exhausted,» — said the head of «Mercy,» the Bishop of Orekhovo-Zuevo Panteleimon.

According to him, the «peak of financial difficulties» is October this year. Now the service is negotiating with major donors and reduces the costs. All 27 projects services exist on donations.

«We can’t leave without the help of our children: the weakest and most needy! Our assistance are still waiting for seriously ill and at home, and in hospitals, we still need to buy medicines, dressings, and people and products,» said the Bishop.

«We are now a distress signal: help! And not even us – and our wards: children, the elderly, the disabled, the homeless, anyone who for decades comes to us to survive,» — said the head of the service of assistance «Mercy».

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