REACHED MY GOAL
March 21, 2017
BENEFITING: Humanwire 501
Hello friends, (Almost) Twenty-four years ago, I was born in a children's hospital in New York. By complete chance, I had the privilege of safety and opportunity. For so many families, this privilege has never existed or was taken from them through no fault of their own. The crisis in Syria is among the most stark examples of this injustice in our lifetime.
My birthday is coming up and in light of recent events, I would love to play a small part in providing safety and security for Amine and her family, refugees from Syria, through the platform Humanwire. Amine's story is heartbreaking to say the least. She and her family fled Al Raqaa when her home was bombed in December 28, 2012. They currently live in a makeshift tent and Amine cannot afford education for her children. When asked about her top needs, she listed gas, a heater, and a real tent. To read more about her story click here: https://www.humanwire.org/cause/amine/ If you would like to join me in supporting to this cause, you can donate $24 as I am turning 24 this year! It doesn't have to be $24, for any amount can go a long way. 100% of your contribution will be distributed to the family.
Humanwire was featured in a recent New York Times article (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/your-money/how-to-help-refugees-in-us.html?_r=0) and one of the families it is helping arrived in Connecticut a few weeks ago (https://www.humanwire.org/cause/hanan-and-lian/). This charity also allows you to connect with the refugees you're helping so you can see the impact of your donation. To learn more about how the money is distributed you can visit their page here: https://www.humanwire.org/about/.
Some more stats on refugees:
- So far, only 17,000 of 4 million Syrian refugees have been re-settled in other countries.
- An average of 50 Syrian families are forced to flee their homes, every hour of every day.
If you would like to support refugees in other ways, below are highly-rated charities that support the cause:
Thank you for reading and I hope you join me in supporting Amine!