Lightning struck at the monastery and caused the main building to catch fire on Thursday, June 15th. As a result, the sisters temporarily have no place to sleep. They are in need of mobile homes to be set up on the property until their building can be repaired.
While insurance should cover the cost of the damages, it won't cover the cost of the temporary housing they need, and housing all of the sisters will be a large expense. As all of us in the area know, the sisters are our family. Please contribute what you can in their time of need.
If you'd like to donate directly to the monastery, you may do so by sending a check to:
121 St. Elias Lane, Saxonburg, PA 16056.http://www.wpxi.com/news/top-stories/monastery-struck-by-lightning-in-butler-co/533937362http://www.nativityofthetheotokosmonastery.org/fire/
The Nativity of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Monastery is in Crisis!
The first Greek Orthodox women's monastery in America is in desperate need of your help! The health and well-being of 15 nuns is jeopardized by the sick building they are living in. After 23 years, faulty construction reveals mold, rotting wood, and moisture throughout the entire structure rendering the facility unlivable. Their home, the Church they worship in, the place they welcome pilgrims, has become hazardous.
The mold that permeates the building has infiltrated the HVAC system severely impacting the sisters' health over the years. The entire system needs to be replaced along with the rotted wood throughout.
Since the start of this fund, I've learned that despite the sisters' attempts to get the insurance to cover even a portion of these damages, none of it will b e covered!
Let's not leave them homeless. Please help support this wonderful community that in turn helps so many others!