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Jacquelyn Cheng's Fundraiser:

I needed to do SOMETHING.

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Jacquelyn Cheng

THE STORY:

Most days this week, I've woken up in a dull panic. I know many of you have, too. This America, defined by fear, cruelty, and selfishness, is not one I recognize. Today's news hit home in a really personal way.

During my first year of college, I interned with the International Rescue Committee, helping newly arrived refugees rebuild their lives in the United States. Each one of them had endured the kind of hardship you and I can only imagine. And yet, they were some of the kindest, hardest working, and most resilient people I have ever met. I was grateful and proud that our country could be their new home.

Here's the cold, hard truth: If we turn our backs on innocent Syrian children, we can no longer claim the moral high ground. If we turn our backs on the Iraqis who risked their lives to help our soldiers, we can no longer claim to be a nation that keeps its word. If we turn our backs on any group because of race or religion, we can no longer claim to be any better than the regimes they are fleeing.

This evening, I opened up my computer to donate to the IRC, and saw that many friends and family were searching for something — anything — they could do to combat the injustices of our current administration. So I thought I'd start with this fundraiser, in hopes that my donation might spark a few more.

--Jackie

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To This Fundraiser

$890

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jacquelyn Cheng

    $75

  • Ben Miller

    $25

  • Dan White

    $75

  • The Cavender Family

     

  • Erica Sandler

     

  • Emily Jorgensen

    $25

  • Megan Schmenk

     

  • Noland Cheng & Nancy Fugosich-Cheng

    $250

  • Justin

    $50

  • L & J Stephens

    $25

  • Michael and Lana

    $100

  • Kiersten Clingersmith

     

  • Mahila Amjad

    $25

  • Riva Warrilow

    $25

  • Ehrik

     

  • Drs. Lawrence K White and Patricia L Cavender

    $50

  • Joy Freeman

    $25

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89% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $890 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Joy Freeman

Joy Freeman

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Drs. Lawrence K White and Patricia L Cavender

Drs. Lawrence K White and Patricia L Cavender

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Ehrik

Ehrik

2 years ago

Riva Warrilow

Riva Warrilow

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Mahila Amjad

Mahila Amjad

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Kiersten Clingersmith

Kiersten Clingersmith

2 years ago

Michael and Lana

Michael and Lana

DONATION: $100

We all need to participate...and more. It's our moral duty as citizens. 2 years ago

L & J Stephens

L & J Stephens

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Justin

Justin

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Noland Cheng & Nancy Fugosich-Cheng

Noland Cheng & Nancy Fugosich-Cheng

DONATION: $250

To our parents who were all immigrants to this country and proud to raise their family here. 2 years ago