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Erik Gustafson for EPIC's Fundraiser:

Soccer Salam 2016

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Erik Gustafson for EPIC

THE STORY:

Soccer Salam provides both lifesaving assistance and the joy of play to Iraq's most vulnerable children and families. To reach communities in need, we work closely with our Baghdad-based partner, the Iraq Health Aid Organization, which operates throughout Iraq. 

MY NEW GOAL: 

To do my part, I need to raise $10,000 toward our team’s overall goal of $25,000 which will support 3,000 families in need. 

OUR TRACK RECORD: 

To date, our Soccer Salam program has provided emergency humanitarian assistance to more than 2,750 displaced and conflict-affected families (16,500 individuals) across Iraq, including distributions to areas not reached by other aid agencies. 

Beyond the basic necessities we provide - food, water, clothing, and blankets - we foster renewed energy and excitement with supplies of toys and soccer balls for the children. 

Our Iraq-based team has decades of experience identifying and supporting children and families who are truly in need, including individuals often missed by outside agencies. And because they are from Iraq, they know the country and can respond to those needs quickly and effectively. 

THIS IS PERSONAL: 

Twenty-five years ago, I toured newly liberated Kuwait and witnessed firsthand the environmental devastation and human costs of modern warfare. That experience kindled a life-long passion for preventing and mitigating armed conflict, and more importantly, working to ensure that conflict-affected populations are never forgotten. 

As a veteran and the founding director of EPIC, this is one of the most important campaigns that I’ve ever been a part of. Its success will further Soccer Salam, a program I believe in because it supports families harmed by ISIS, and celebrates Iraq’s cultural diversity through the unifying power of soccer (known globally and in Iraq as football).

Please donate and spread the word about Soccer Salam.

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To This Fundraiser

$7,744

MONEY RAISED
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  • Melak Al Qayyar

    $25

  • Ellen Cohen

    $100

  • Frank Corcoran

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Rod and Linda Nippert

    $50

  • Diana Greenwald

    $100

  • James Decker

     

  • DG

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Greta & Katia

    $250

  • Major Gus

    $150

  • Cindy Fogleman

    $100

  • L. Colebeck

    $50

  • Cathy Rowan

    $25

  • Miles Lipton McKinstray

    $150

  • Meg Laws

    $30

  • Elizabeth Neuse

    $50

  • Julia

    $54

  • Karel

    $100

  • Chris Blake

    $35

  • Stephen V Kobasa

     

  • Ann Behrmann

     

  • Some call me Tim

    $1,000

  • Len & Judy Bjorkman

    $50

  • Elizabeth

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • James Decker

    $50

  • Jack

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Frank Corcoran

    $100

  • Gladys Gustafson

    $100

  • Dutch Guard Supporters Group

    $131.20

  • John Reinke

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Cindy Fogleman

    $250

  • Emily Stivers

    $25

  • Jesse Robinson

    $25

  • Howard Stein

    $100

  • Pablo Fernandez Moix

    $50

  • John Reinke

    $50

  • Catherine Rowan

    $25

  • Rod and Linda Nippert

    $50

  • Alec

    $35

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sally-Alice Thompson

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Steph C.

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Patricia Anderson

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • James Decker

    $41

  • Mark Sandelson

    $100

  • Dorothea Sheridan-Kuchmek

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Dan Winters

    $15

  • Anonymous

     

  • Frank Corcoran

    $200

  • Anonymous

     

  • Elaine and Ron Johnson

    $50

  • Diana Voellinger

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Susan & Derek Arndt

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Talia Dessel

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Frank Corcoran

    $100

  • J Burrell

    $100

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103% Raised of$7,500 Goal

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Your Impact:


$250 - Soccer

50 soccer balls can be distributed to Iraqi children to play - a single ball is only $5!

This goal has not been met

$1,000 - Shoes

50 pairs of shoes can be provided to vulnerable children to play in.

This goal has not been met

$1,250 - Play

Allows us to build a small playground and soccer pitch for children to use and play in safely.

This goal has not been met

$1,500 - Food

We can prepare and deliver 50 food baskets full of 10kg flour, 5kg long rice, 2L of oil, 1kg tea, 1kg sugar, 1kg beans, 1kg lentils, 1kg dates, and 1kg chicken that will feed the average family of 6 for a week.

This goal has not been met

$2,000 - Water

125 water tanks and filtration systems can be distributed to families to maintain cleaner water supply throughout camps and for families returning to their devastated homes.

This goal has not been met

$2,500 - Health

Provides medicine, wheelchairs, and first-aid materials like alcohol, scissors, gauze, and chlorine tablets can be purchased and distributed as needed to a camp of over 100 people.

This goal has not been met

$3,000 - Medical Care & Trauma Recovery

Allow us to support the medical needs of children injured by violence and to address the unique needs of children traumatized by violence they have survived.

This goal has not been met

$5,000 - Homes

Allow us to help 20 families restore their homes as they return to recently liberated towns that have been destroyed by ISIS.

This goal has not been met

$8,500 - Livelihoods

Allow us to help 30 families restore their livelihoods as they return to recently liberated towns that have been destroyed by ISIS.

This goal has not been met

The Team: $26,573 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Erik Gustafson for EPIC

Amount Raised

$7,744

 

103% Raised of$7,500 Goal

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Rick Burns - Karadah Project

Amount Raised

$5,530

 

111% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Taif Jany

Amount Raised

$3,205

 

107% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Sean Atkins for Goals and Dreams

Amount Raised

$1,800

 

90% Raised of$2,000 Goal

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Emily Burchfield

Amount Raised

$675

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Zeena Rahman

Amount Raised

$515

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David Lange

Amount Raised

$377

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Jessica Rodriguez

Amount Raised

$350

Donor Comments

J Burrell

J Burrell

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Frank Corcoran

Frank Corcoran

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

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Talia Dessel

Talia Dessel

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

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3 years ago

Susan & Derek Arndt

Susan & Derek Arndt

3 years ago

Anonymous

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3 years ago

Anonymous

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DONATION: $100

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Anonymous

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DONATION: $250

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