ROC in September will be held in Moscow charity run

Charity event to help the needy "Charity on the run" will be held during the September half marathon, the report said the Orthodox service of assistance "Mercy".

"Orthodox service "Mercy" announced the beginning of the annual charitable action "Mercy on the run". According to tradition, the main race will be the Moscow marathon, scheduled for September 20. For those who are not willing to participate in events or will not be in Moscow, "Charity" organizes an online race in Zoom", - stated in the message.

The money collected will go to help ward service, including seriously ill lonely people, homeless, pregnant women in difficult life situations.

As noted by the event organizer Catherine Metlev, now wards of the service especially need support. She hoped that the funds raised will cover the deficit of 3 million rubles, which is "Mercy".

"To become a "blagovernomu", you need to create a profile on the website and start collecting donations in support of needy and post the petition on their pages in social networks and messengers", - explained in "Mercy".

Participants can choose the distance of 10 or 42 kilometers, as well as "any convenient place and time to race."

Metropolitan Orthodox service of assistance "Mercy" in charge of 26 social projects, including visiting children's palliative care service, the Holy Spiridonievsky hospice for elderly people and people with disabilities, crisis center "Home for mom", Moscow social center for homeless "the Hangar of salvation". Wards available humanitarian and medical assistance, and "lawyers, psychologists and other experts working to return the afflicted to normal life", noted in the service.