Record numbers of people are being forced to flee their homes because of violent conflict, making treacherous journeys in the hope of finding safety. One of the greatest contributors to this crisis is the war in Syria.
I can't watch the heart wrenching news coverage any longer without doing something more. They need our help. Give what you can, how you can - money, time or things
Donate: 93% of any money donated to the International Rescue Committee (IRC) goes directly to help save lives in Syria.
Volunteer: Work wiith the IRC to help restore safety, dignity and hope to people whose lives have been uprooted by war and disaster.
Give: I'll be collecting much needed items: backpacks and toiletries for personal hygiene kits. If you have any new, full-sized items you would like to contribute, please let me know. They are specifically looking for:
- Body wash
- Bars of soap
- Body lotion
- Bags of disposable razors
If you prefer to take the items directly to IRC, I'm happy to send you the guidelines and information. IRC also has locations in 29 U.S. cities if you're not in San Diego and would like to help.
Thanks for your support. Now more than ever, it's critical that we come together to help this desperate situation.
More information about IRC and the great work they are doing can be found at www.rescue.org.
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.
Thanks to the generosity of IRC supporters, more than 23 million people benefited from IRC programs and those of our partner organizations in 2015—nearly 5.5 millionmore individuals than we were able to reach in 2014.
IRC is an efficient organization and 93% of donations goes directly to its programs, 4% on admin costs and 3% on fundraising efforts. So you know every dollar you give is being spent wisely and will make a difference