Can you imagine what it is would be like to leave everything behind and start over in a new country? It is hard to think about, but this past summer, I traveled to the border of Turkey and spent time with Syrian refugees who are fighting to survive on very limited resources.
The civil war in Syria has forced millions to flee the country and find new homes in surrounding nations, such as Turkey. Currently, there are more than 1.3 million Syrian refugees living in Turkey. Many are without access to food, water, electricity, or education. Many do not speak the language and have lost friends and family to the conflict that is only getting worse with the ISIS crisis.
They have lost so much, but you can help.
Join me for a fundraiser on Tuesday, December 2 in Washington, DC as we look to raise $10,000 to help Syrian refugees living in Turkey.
An expert panel of speakers will discuss the current crisis in Syria and talk about what humanitarian assistance is needed, particularly as more people flee and the long-term needs for the displaced populations become greater.
The cost of your ticket will serve as a donation to Embrace Relief, which is distributing goods to Syrian Refugees in Turkey. Embrace Relief is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that brings together teams of volunteers to collaborate on local aid and disaster relief efforts. The foundation collects, delivers and distributes supplies and resources to families, individuals and institutions.
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