BENEFITING: SYRIA RELIEF & DEVELOPMENT
I feel extraordinarily fortunate to live in a safe place, with food and shelter and a healthy family. I even have the great luxury of playing trivia games and ping-pong whenever I feel like it! So when I heard that my friend Mehrun was organizing a trivia night to benefit Syrian refugees, I had to plunge in and give it a try.
Syria Relief and Development (SRD) is a nonprofit organization providing humanitarian aid to Syrians affected by violence, hunger, poverty, injury and displacement. The volatile situation in Syria has created a dire need for food, shelter and medical care. SRD is working to address these needs through established programs in Syria and surrounding regions. As of January 1, 2014, they had distributed nearly $10 million in aid to Syrians in need.
Their goal is not only to provide crisis humanitarian relief but also to plant the seeds of sustainable development for the people of Syria.