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Aid for the Syrian refugee crisis

Organized by: Adriana Xhakli

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EVENT DATE Sep 10, 2015

THE STORY:

UPDATE: We've already over $1,400 in under 12 hours!!! Your donations have been pouring in through Venmo, PayPal, and CrowdRise. I am without words, this has truly taken my breath away. Thank you! 

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A few days ago I saw a photo of a three year old boy, a Syrian refugee, washed up face down on a beach in Turkey. I’ve been unable to breathe since seeing it. It’s left me feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, and paralyzed by the weight of collective failure. Honestly, I sat down to write this and I couldn’t think straight or even write coherently.

On Thursday I’m going to Istanbul with my parents for two days. Many of the Syrian refugees have ended up there and are stuck trying to survive on the street without food, clothing, or shelter. I’ve decided that I'm going to buy up a ton of jackets, socks, blankets, diapers, soap, baby formula, first aid kits, whatever else I can think of and give them out. I plan on making multiple trips back and forth to the store until my feet give out. If each of you could pitch $10 or more, it would make such a huge difference. I just can’t think of a more direct way to help.

I know many of you have big plans for Labor Day and are meeting up with friends and family over the weekend. Please circulate this, bring this up at dinner, talk about it over drinks. The more money we can raise between us and our friends and family the better. Together we can make a small difference and help someone in their worst moment.

With love,

Adri


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For those who have not encountered this gut-wrenching photo, this NY Times article provides some context for the tragedy and the greater scale of suffering: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/04/world/europe/syria-boy-drowning.html

 

$1,310

 

262% Raised of $500 Goal

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  • CC

    $30

  • Lorna Chase

    $50

  • Bruce Wayne

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Rafael Ohayon

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Chrissie Foyle

    $30

  • Lisandra Novo

    $10

  • Susan

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • K Devine

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Max

    $100

  • Ken and Marie

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

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Adriana Xhakli

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Ken and Marie

Ken and Marie

Thank you for doing this Adri. 3 years ago

Max

Max

DONATION: $100

You're the best 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

K Devine

K Devine

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

This is amazing!!!!! Congratulations on hitting the initial goal! I wish you (and those who will benefit) so much more in terms of awareness and support for this cause - it is very, very much needed. Xx 3 years ago

Susan

Susan

DONATION: $10

Good luck 3 years ago

Lisandra Novo

Lisandra Novo

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Chrissie Foyle

Chrissie Foyle

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

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