First Shipment En Route
May 02, 2017
BENEFITING: TIFIE HUMANITARIAN INC
The news and images of chemical attacks, political turmoil, innocent deaths, and refugees forced to flee their home has caused so many of us to feel anger, frustration, compassion and helplessness. It’s difficult to know how to help those impacted by this seemingly hopeless situation. One of the most basic needs of Syrian refugees is reliable shelter for medical treatment and their health, safety, privacy, comfort and well-being. Barebones, is supporting Tifie Humanitarian, and is asking for company partners, individuals, or groups to help us raise the funds necessary to provide safe, durable, clean shelters to aid refugees living in and around Syria as a part of our #SafeShelterSyria initiative.
Currently, many families do not have reliable shelter to protect them from the elements of their country and medical workers do not have the safety, comfort and privacy of shelter to provide critically needed medical care. The shelters being provided are durable, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial and weather proof. They are 126 square feet with an attachable floor, and have screened windows and doors for ventilation and bug protection in order to prevent the spread of infectious disease and promote wellness and strength among refugee communities. They are 9' tall at the center and 7' tall throughout, allowing people to walk in them with dignity, not feel like they are living or receiving medical care in a tent.
Barebones has donated 42 urgently needed shelters and we are hoping to raise funds to send at least 300 more as soon as possible. Our partner, Direct Relief, is equipping these shelters with lifesaving medical supplies so that these shelters can also be used for medical treatment of the refugees. Direct Relief is also handling the ground logistics and transportation so that these supplies are received where they are most needed.
The refugee shelter need is greater than what Tifie and Barebones can provide, but every donation, social media share, or fundraising event helps. The Tifie Humanitarian endowment fund covers all administrative costs for this project, so 100% of your donation goes directly to purchasing shelters and shipping them overseas. Barebones is providing the shelters to Tifie at it’s cost with no markup. Barebones is passionate about giving lifesaving shelter to those in need and has partnered with Tifie Humanitarian to donate over 290 clean, comfortable, durable shelters to those displaced by natural disaster and political turmoil in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Philippines, Nepal, Fiji and now Syria.
Thank you for considering #SafeShelter as the recipient of your donation. Your compassion and generosity will provide relief and support to Syrian families in need. We believe that with all of us together doing something, we can create a world of hope where suffering is scarce.