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Raising Rent Money for two Kurdish Families

Organized by: Mary Rathlev

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THE STORY:

We read about the refugee crisis sweeping across North Africa and Europe and lament the suffering and loss of life that accompanies it and then ask, "Is there something that can be done?” Well in fact there is.

Our son, a former Save the Children worker in Kurdistan, agreed to sponsor a family escaping the violence of the region. After a multi-year approval process by the United States government, this family (husband, wife and son) obtained lawful refugee status and permission to enter the U.S. They arrived on our doorstep in February with only those possessions they could carry. Their brother and his wife and son arrived ten days later. The designated relief agency, Catholic Charities, based in Arlington, Virginia assisted them with obtaining housing, official identification papers, and relocation funds that amount to about a sixty day stipend. This temporary funding essentially covers their rent and utilities until they can find employment. As you can imagine, the knowledge of this limited funding overwhelms the families as they face the daunting task of daily job applications. Your contribution to Crowdrise will provide the two families with a lifeline of support to cover the gap between exhausting their relocation funds and earning a living.  

A contribution of any amount will go a long way toward ensuring that the new Kurdish-American families will be able to shed their refugee status and begin a successful life in this country.

$10,560

 

106% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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  • Carley

    $200

  • CW Judy

    $50

  • Paying it forward

    $250

  • LKBR

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Zydels

    $50

  • Regans

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Friends of Church Hill

    $100

  • Beth Nelson

     

  • Bob and Cheryl Fulton

    $50

  • Nancy and John Reinisch

    $50

  • Ross Wood

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Patterson Family

    $50

  • Kit dupuis

    $50

  • Megan

    $100

  • Madeline and Tyson

     

  • Snyders

    $50

  • DARM

    $1,000

  • Brady Leifer

    $100

  • Haley Anderson

    $25

  • Eric

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Terry and Joe Rollo

    $200

  • Abby Seibel

    $50

  • Kathy

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Anne

    $200

  • Kim Kubit

    $100

  • Rebecca Metrano

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • the parrotts

    $100

  • Schultz

     

  • Anne O'Leary

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Susan Regan

    $100

  • Maher Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Powell Family

    $250

  • Cole Crew

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Erinn and Ryan

    $50

  • Ann Scher

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • james family

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Chris

     

  • Jerri Kamicker and Ned Brooks

     

  • Mary Ellen Cook

     

  • Paul and Laura Crowhurst

    $50

  • Kevin & Karen Norton

     

  • The Motsco's

    $25

  • Jim and Terri Galligan

    $100

  • Regina and Bernard Colaianni

    $250

  • Steve and Terry Sindler

    $150

  • Team AME

    $200

  • The Plott Family

    $100

  • Mike & Susan Gimbert

    $100

  • Lisa K

    $100

  • Sheryl and Brad

    $200

  • M.E.Edge

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Bradley

    $100

  • Cousin Nancy

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mary Rathlev

    $50

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Organized by

Mary Rathlev

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Mary Rathlev

Mary Rathlev

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Cousin Nancy

Cousin Nancy

In memory of my dad, Lou 2 years ago

Bradley

Bradley

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

M.E.Edge

M.E.Edge

Thank you for a way to help 2 years ago

Sheryl and Brad

Sheryl and Brad

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Lisa K

Lisa K

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Mike & Susan Gimbert

Mike & Susan Gimbert

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

The Plott Family

The Plott Family

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

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