Applications invited for ‘Home for the Homeless,’ Thanal charity project

MUSCAT: Mar Gregorios Orthodox Maha Edavaka (MGOME) Muscat has invited applications towards its ‘Home for the Homeless,’ the annual charity project of the parish.

Called ‘Thanal Sneha Veedu,’ the project aims to aid the poor homeless and the financially backward members of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church (MOSC) in Kerala.

The project launch for 2019-2020 was led by MGOME Vicar/President Fr Mathai Pallath along with Fr Bejoy Varghese, Associate Vicar, Fr Alin Joseph Alex, Gregorian Community, Mumbai Diocese, on June 14, 2019 after the holy liturgy.
Dr Geevarghese Yohannan, senior parish member and Malankara Sabha Managing Committee member, made an initial contribution of Rs 6 lakhs towards building a house.
Dr Yohannan is the founder and managing director of Muscat-based Nadan Trading LLC and chairman of MGM Group of institutions.

Among those present included John Thomas, Honorary Trustee, Sabu Chandy, Co-Trustee and Pradeep Varghese, Honorary Secretary. Boban Mathew Thomas, Thanal Sneha Veedu Convenor and Ahmedabad Diocese Council Member, was also present.
The Vicar along with others officially launched the project by lighting the traditional lamp on the occasion. A video detailing the charity project was screened for the parish members.
The Maha Edavaka under Orthodox Diocese of Ahmedabad has over the years been involved with praise worthy charity projects namely helping cancer, kidney patients, marrying poor girls and building homes for the poor.

Those willing to participate in the project can do by sponsoring a house by donating RO 3,300 or sponsoring a part towards the materials for the house.
Sponsoring a part for the project involves a hall for RO 1,000, bed room for RO 750 or kitchen and bathroom for RO 800.

Sponsoring building materials for a house towards the project involves door, windows for the house for RO 750, solid blocks for RO 500, cement for RO 400, electrical fittings for RO 300, main door for RO 200, inside doors for RO 100 and windows for RO 50.

The Vicar has requested the members to contribute generously towards this noble cause to make it a success and also uphold the thanal project in their daily prayers. 
More details can be obtained from the Vicar, MGOME, on P O Box 984, PC 100, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. E mail: Telephone: +968-24702606, Fax: 968-24790811 or online