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Charity United Refugee Aid (formerly Winter Clothes for Refugees)

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Sarah Ehrlich

THE STORY:

CHARITY UNITED wrote -

I am currently in Macedonia working with an amazing group of local villagers who have banded together to help the thousands of refugees who cross the border into Serbia every day. We work throughout the night, as trains full of refugees arrive from the Greek border. We hand out food, blankets, and clothes. We help keep refugees warm with homemade fires, help dress the children in winter clothing, give directions, co-ordinate aide, and do whatever is possible to make their journey easier. The local volunteers work regular jobs during the day, and at night, after work, they go to the border and work all night doing anything they can to help. They have done this for months on end, often sleeping only a few hours per night. Though they themselves might earn about 250 Euros per month, they still pay their own toll and fuel costs to travel to the border every night with food and supplies. They are not funded by any official organization and they rely wholly on donations. Donations are used only for food, clothing, and essential items needed by refugees. You can read more about these men and the heroic actions they are taking at my article here: http://livingclean.com/unbelievable-acts-decency-extraordinary/ The volunteers currently do not have the funds needed to supply adequate winter clothing to the children and refugees. The weather has already gotten cold, and snow is coming very soon. Every day, several thousand refugees pour through, and hundreds of them are children. As they reach this part of Europe, the climate becomes extremely cold. In the middle of winter it can reach minus 20 Celsius (4 degrees Fahrenheit) with waist-high snow. The refugees, including very small children, must walk long distances in this weather with no access to proper shelter. If that sounds crazy, it's because it is. They also sometimes must wait or sleep outside for long periods of time. Fortunately we are currently in a position to do something about it. I am collecting donations which will be used to purchase winter clothing and vital supplies for the refugees. The money will go directly to this purpose, no bureaucracy, no delays. The clothes are simply purchased, driven out to the border, and handed to the refugees. Photos and videos of distribution are posted on Facebook and I personally oversee all purchasing. All funds received are used for refugee aide. A coat can be purchase for about $5.35. Childrens hats or mittens - 30 cents. Scarves - $1.16. Adult gloves - 80 cents. Children's thermal socks - 37 cents. What that means is literally that $5-$10 could save a life. If you are able to donate anything, large or small, it will be immensely appreciated. I think it is important that these people know that, regardless of all politics, Americans and people of all nations, are on their side. WinterClothesforRefugees.com

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$10,396

MONEY RAISED
  • Previous Donations

    $10,371

  • Anonymous

    $25

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The Team: $124,691 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Megan Tucker

Amount Raised

$73,640

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Alan Silverstein

Amount Raised

$26,337

 

88% Raised of $30,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sarah Ehrlich

Amount Raised

$10,396

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CHARITY UNITED

Amount Raised

$9,471

 

2% Raised of $500,000 Goal

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Ellis en Maya

Amount Raised

$1,255

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Robin Asher

Amount Raised

$1,155

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Basel Tawil

Amount Raised

$630

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Orhan Ferati

Amount Raised

$265

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ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Previous Donations

Previous Donations

DONATION: $10,371

3 years ago