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Sandy-Devastated Russian Christian Radio Center Seeks Assistance 

RCRC A Christian radio organization that reaches out to millions of Slavic people in the U.S. and overseas is still reeling from the devastation that Superstorm Sandy wreaked on its New York office back in October.

In a letter this month to NRB, the Rev. Andrey Nekrasov, President of Russian Christian Radio Center (RCRC), said his organization’s office is still filled with sea water and the cost for repairs is estimated to be around $150,000.

“All of our studio and office equipment was completely destroyed by sea salt water from the ocean –  computers, consoles, CD & MD Decks, CDs, MDs, DVDs, headphones, microphones, cables, telephones, tables, chairs and documents,” reported Rev. Nekrasov, whose organization received the 2010 NRB International Radio Ministry Award.

“Praise God [that] we saved some of the equipment to our North-West Office six months earlier in advance,” he added, referring to the office of an RCRC affiliate in Portland, OR. “[But] our Radio Ministry on the East Coast [has been] completely paralyzed.”

As a result of the devastation, Rev. Nekrasov said RCRC’s ministry efforts in Russia and the U.S. West Coast have also been “tragically affected.”  In the U.S., RCRC broadcasts Christian radio programs in both the Russian and Ukrainian languages to reach the nation’s five million Slavs.

In his plea, Rev. Nekrasov asked for the NRB community and the wider Christian community to support his ministry prayerfully and financially.

“Please pray for quick restoration and finances to cover all [the] needs,” he concluded.

For information on how to support RCRC, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, click here.

PHOTO ABOVE: The office of the Russian Christian Radio Center (RCRC) in Brooklyn, NY, following the landfall of Superstorm Sandy. Photograph courtesy of RCRC.

Published: December 20, 2012

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