BENEFITING: International Rescue Committee
EVENT DATE: Oct 29, 2016
Hey everyone! On October 29th, I will be celebrating my 25th birthday. Instead of receiving gifts, I want to challenge all those who know me to consider giving toward a cause in honor of my birthday. My goal is to raise $625 for International Rescue Committee (IRC). The situation happening in Syria (and so many other places) has been on my heart lately. My heart is broken for the adults and children affected by it. Did you know that...
1. Only 17,000 of 4 MILLION Syrian refugees have been re-settled in other countries.
2. 80,000 people arrived on the shores of Greece in 2015; an estimated 57% were fleeing conflict in Syria.
3. An average of 50 Syrian families are forced to flee their homes, every hour of every day.
Why I chose International Rescue Committee:
IRC is a charity I trust. They score the highest among many charities helping refugees. Why? Because MORE than 90 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to help refugees and others in desperate need.
I'd be honored if you would consider supporting this cause. If 25 people give $25 in the next 25 days, I will reach my goal!! Of course ANY amount helps. Seriously! Will you help make my 25th birthday a great one by bringing aid to those who need it the most? If you have any questions, please contact me. Thank you!
Note: Donations are tax-deductible!!
You can read more about the Refugee Crisis and how IRC is helping by visiting this link: https://www.rescue.org/topic/refugee-crisis-europe-middle-east#how-is-the-irc-helping