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Saron Tesfaldet

THE STORY:

My name is Saron Tesfaldet, I am eighteen years old, and I am an Eritrean refugee. I lived in a refugee camp in Shimelba, Ethiopia for two long, unpleasant years. Before coming to the USA at the age of ten, I experienced the unimaginable living conditions and went through the struggle most refugees are still experiencing. While we dream of resettling elsewhere to start a new life as soon as possible, living as refugees, we rely on essential aid from NGOs for our education, food, shelter, clothing, and healthcare. With your support, I want to help the refugees that are still out there surviving each dreadful day waiting to get the same opportunity, education, freedom, and safety as I receive in the USA. Why IRC? I remember eight years ago at the refugees camp; I use to see volunteers wearing a black or yellow shirt with an arrow logo and writing in English. I remember these people distributing bags full of wheat, cans full of oil, jars full of sugar and uniforms for our school. At that time I couldn't read in English, so I had no clue who they were. In America, during my Global Studies class my teacher had a presentation that included International Rescue Committee, and from there I made the connection with the arrow logo. Right at that moment, I knew I had to give back to the IRC. I chose to fundraise for refugees through IRC, not only because I am one of the many refugees they have helped, but because they are one of the few NGO's that never forgot about the current refugee crisis despite the presidential election and other world issues. They try to manage and tackle more than one issue at the same time, for example, the refugee crisis and the famine in East Africa. Also, more than 90 cents of every dollar you donate to IRC goes directly to help refugees and others in need.

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  • Lindsey Ilsley

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  • Elsa de Almeida

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The Team: $335 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Joca Dalledone

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

6 months ago

Elsa de Almeida

Elsa de Almeida

DONATION: $20

Thank Goodness there are those who do something, good luck Joca!! xx 7 months ago

Stela

Stela

7 months ago

Paulo BLOISE

Paulo BLOISE

7 months ago

Jhon & Vivian

Jhon & Vivian

Go Joca! Well done! 7 months ago

A friend

A friend

You doing a good job! 7 months ago

Maria Novelli

Maria Novelli

DONATION: $25

Great cause Joca, hope you do really well! ð??? 7 months ago

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T

7 months ago

Cris

Cris

Great effort for a good cause! All the best on the day! 7 months ago

Lea Nascimento

Lea Nascimento

8 months ago