the international aid agency of the Assyrian Church of the East

Assyrian Church of the East Relief Organization

Every day, thousands of Assyrians struggle to survive. The world’s first Christian nation faces yet another silent genocide. They have been forced to flee from their homes for fear of being tortured, raped, or killed. They have no “safe haven” to turn to and are forced to live as illegal immigrants throughout the Middle East. They are not allowed any basic civil or human rights, and they live in severe poverty.

The Assyrian Church of the East Relief Organization (ACERO) is a non-profit organization which donates 100% of all funds raised directly towards helping needy Assyrian brothers and sisters in their desperate time of need. Their adopted countries have turned their backs because they are illegal refugees. But it is our duty to bring this tragedy into the light, and let the world know of their suffering. We must support these brothers and sisters in Christ, and assist them as much as possible. We must not let their sacrifices and suffering to be in vain.

Details on how to make a generous donation to ACERO can be found on the ‘Donate’ page. Every dollar will go directly towards helping needy refugee Assyrians and assisting them to simply survive. Your generous donations assist them to purchase food, medicine, medical supplies, pay their rent, and ensure the provision of other necessities that many of us take for granted.

Without your help, they will be forgotten. Without each and every one of our Assyrian brothers and sisters, the Assyrian nation will eventually be forgotten. These people need our help. The time to act is now!

“Blessed be Assyria – the Work of My hands.” – Isaiah 19:25

Objectives

1) The advancement of the Christian religion in accordance with the beliefs and teachings of the Assyrian Church of the East;

2) The relief of financial hardship, in particular, but not exclusively, in the Assyrian Church communities, by making grants of money for providing or paying for items, services or facilities;

3) The relief of sickness and preservation of good health by providing or assisting in the provision of equipment, facilities and services;

4) The relief and assistance of people in any part of the world who are the victims of war or natural disaster, trouble or catastrophe;

5) The promotion of religious harmony by:

i. educating the public in different religious beliefs including an awareness of their distinctive features and their common ground to promote good relations between persons of different faith;

ii. promoting knowledge and mutual understanding and respect of the beliefs and practices of different religious faiths.

Trustees

His Grace Mar Afram Athneil
His Grace Mar Afram AthneilChairman
His Grace is the Bishop of Syria with Diocesan headquarters in al-Hassakeh Province, Syria. He is the current Chairman of the Assyrian Church of the East Relief Organization.
Mr Andy Y. Darmoo
Mr Andy Y. DarmooSecretary
Mr Darmoo is Secretary of the Assyrian Church of the East Relief Organization based at the organization’s international headquarters in London, United Kingdom.
Mr Fredoun Benjamin
Mr Fredoun BenjaminTreasurer (US)
Mr Benjamin is Treasurer of the Assyrian Church of the East Relief Organization based in Illinois, United States of America.
His Beatitude Mar Meelis Zaia AM
His Beatitude Mar Meelis Zaia AMTrustee
His Beatitude is the Metropolitan of Australia, New Zealand and Lebanon with Archdiocesan headquarters in Fairfield, New South Wales, Australia. He is the founding Chairman of the Assyrian Church of the East Relief Organization.
His Grace Mar Awa Royel
His Grace Mar Awa RoyelTrustee
His Grace is the Bishop of California with Diocesan headquarters in Modesto, California, United States of America. He is Secretary of the Holy Synod and President of the Assyrian Church of the East Commission on Inter-Church Relations and Educational Development.
His Grace Mar Paulus Benjamin
His Grace Mar Paulus BenjaminTrustee
His Grace is the Bishop of Eastern United States of America with Diocesan headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America.
Very Rev’d Archdeacon William Tooma
Very Rev’d Archdeacon William ToomaTrustee
The Very Rev’d Archdeacon is Parish Priest of St Sargis Church in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America and Archdeacon of the Holy Synod of the Assyrian Church of the East.
Rev’d Deacon Dadway Daniel
Rev’d Deacon Dadway DanielTrustee
The Rev’d Deacon is Deacon of the Assyrian Church of the East serving the Assyrian community in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. He is also a member of the Assyrian Church of the East Relief Organization Chapter in Illinois, USA.