On Saturday February 4th. The parish of St. Mary church in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts hosted a fundraiser dinner at the church hall. His Eminence Mor Dionysius John Kawak gave a presentation about the Epdc (St. Ephrem patriarchal development committee) activities helping needy people in syria. In attendance were His Eminence John Abdella, Very. Rev. Fr. Timothy, Rev. Fr Milad Salim, Rev. Fr. Aved Terzian, Rev. Fr. Youhanna Jabran, Rev. Fr. Antoin Sabha, Rev. Fr Alan Shaltan and Very. Rev. Fr. Maroutha Hanna. the night included songs performed by Mr. Nizar Fares and Mrs. Alma Richeh.