Last Updated on Friday, 27 August 2010 13:46
Written by Administrator
Sunday, 26 July 2009 19:00
Your prayers and gifts are constant blessings to FOCUS North America, and this is the season when we most appreciate your faithful support.
Summer is often the time when donations are down and the needs of all the hungry and hurting people that come to us and our partner ministries for food, shelter, and encouragement are up.
During the next two months, our partner ministries will be distributing thousands of meals and providing other essentials services like counseling, assistance to pregnant mothers, job training, and medical care to name just a few.
Our partner ministries are in need of volunteers. And of course, a donation of money to FOCUS North America is always welcome.
I am pleased to share this message I received last month from the Director of the Treehouse in Wichita, KS. The Treehouse is one of our FOCUS North America Partners. Your gifts are making a difference in the lives of the poor here at home!
"During the current time of economic strain our mothers are being challenged to somehow make their dollar stretch ever further and it is difficult. The rush of daily life can sometimes make us lose sight of our blessings. One of our greatest blessings is that of our children. Yet, not every Wichita family has what they need to provide even the basic necessities for their families, making life even more stressful. Offering the small things such as a dry diaper, a full tummy and a warm blanket can make an incredible difference in the life of a child. The Treehouse is a sanctuary for mothers who do not have the resources to provide for their newborn baby. The financial support of FOCUS has enabled us to provide these much needed necessities and to ease the tremendous stress felt in so many of the mothers that we serve."
We are looking for a volunteer to help out with our Social Media Campgain. If you would be intrested in helping spread the word about FOCUS North America by using Social Media like Facebook and Twitter please contact Jacob Lee our Social Media Cordinator at
SCOBA (The Standing Council of Orthodox Bishops in the Americas) has given FOCUS North America a "warm endsorement" for this “welcomed initiative” please check out our press release to see more details on this exciting news.
In the latest episode of the Focus North America Podcast, Fr. Justin Mathews and Jacob Lee interview Fr. Nick Kasemeotes about the the Philoxenia House at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Find out about the vibrate partner ministry and the good work they are doing.