Traveling to Syrian border to help refugees
Organized by: Lance Anderson
Hello, My name is Lance, I am a 33 year old Christian veteran of the U.S. Army. I have been deeply troubled over the events in the middle east. As you may know the terrorist group known as ISIS/ISIL/Daesh has wreaked havoc across the country. They are well known for the gruesome videos they post online of them murdering people that are not inline with their extremist ideologies. Many government employees, Christians, civilians, and others have been slaughtered just because they aren't part of the terrorist organization. ISIS has essentially brought Syria along with parts of other countries to its knees. The citizens of these areas have very little aid and virtually no where to seek refuge. I recently stumbled upon a group of Christian Americans and other Westerners volunteering over in the Middle East to offer aid to the refugees that are in dire need.. Their mission is to provide medical support, clothing, food, and other aid. Recently in the news I was alarmed when I seen that many Syrians are drowning when trying to cross over to Greece from Turkey by means of small unseaworthy boats. Thier situation is extremely desperate and they are trying to escape genocide so they are doing anything they can to stay alive. I am ready to go volunteer over there but I need to raise enough money for the flight and equipment I will need while I am there. My main goals over there are to offer support and protection for the refugees there. I would like to post footage through social media and increase awareness to the attrocites occuring daily. Hundreds of thousand of people have been forced to abandon their homes and are currently living on the Syrian/Turkish border and along the Irag/Syria border. They are being raped, tortured, and slaughtered daily with very little aid and protection. I know many people have heard about the beheadings and torture on the news. If you are angry and bothered by the tragedies going on there then please help me do something to curb the efforts of ISIS. You might not be willing to travel there due to having a family or other reasons but this is an opportunity to contribute to the cause. I am going alone and joining a group of Americans that are already there. Because I am doing this on my own I am having to fund all of the travel expenses as well as purchase all the items I will need while I am there. I plan on traveling as soon as I obtain the money and equipment that I need but if I had to estimate a time range I will hopefully leave in 4 to 6 weeks, maybe sooner if I am able to. Every donation helps no matter how small it will be gratefully appreciated. If you are interested in following my progress when I arrive over there I will be posting updates via social media outlets and I can give you the links if interested. If you are willing to donate any of the equipment please contact me. The money I raise will be used for travel, food and hygiene while I am there, donation supplies, etc. I have already invested in a large amount of medical suppIies to donate when I arrive there and I am looking for contacts that are willing to send miscellaneous aid to the refugees after I arrive for distribution (I will make a list of items needed in order of importance). If you cant donate, there are other things you can do such as raise awareness online, write your congressman demanding action, and most importantly pray. Thank you for taking the time to read this and please forward this on via social media. God bless you.