Bring Hope to Sinjar
Organized by: Plain Compassion Crisis Response
Imagine yourself in bed one night, awakened by people running and shouting "ISIS is coming!" Distant machine gun fire confirms the fact that it's either run for your life or be captured by the Islamic State fighters. You hurriedly wake your family, throw a few belongings in your car, and race to leave the city. Already many have been killed, but escaping the gunfire you head for the relative safety of Sinjar mountain, the only way out. Many people behind you are not as fortunate. This really happened in the Yazidi town of Sinjar, Iraq in August 2014. ISIS, in a lightning offensive, stormed the city and killed everyone that wouldn't support them. Only a small number of people escaped and those with little more than their lives. Today, the city is back under Kurdish control but these displaced people and families are in desperate need of help. Their houses have either been completely destroyed or heavily damaged by fire and smoke. Very few belongings are salvageable. We at Plain Compassion Crisis Response see a great opportunity to bring much needed hope and help to the families of this city. Our goal is to make houses livable by cleaning and washing out the interior and installing windows and doors where needed. Costs average around $1,500 per house; we would like to complete 50 houses as soon as possible. The local people are appreciative of our work and many of them wonder why we leave America to come all the way to Iraq which gives us a wonderful opportunity to explain the love of Jesus. Please consider supporting us in our efforts!