CrowdRise Community Rallies to Raise Much Needed Funds to Help Syrian Refugee Crisis
Organizations and individuals create fundraisers to respond to growing and disparate needs of refugee and migrant crises
The recent tragic drowning death of Aylan Kurdi, a 5-year old Syrian boy has directed much-needed attention to the Syrian Refugee Crisis. CrowdRise, the world’s largest fundraising site for charitable causes, has seen a recent increase in efforts to help in the crisis, and has launched a microsite at crowdrise.com/refugee-relief so that those looking to donate can easily sort through the many options.
For instance, actress Salma Hayek created a fundraiser with Chime for Change specifically focused on Syrian Children. She notes on her fundraising page, “With the conflict in Syria in its fifth year, for the youngest children this crisis is all they have ever known. For adolescents entering their formative years, violence and suffering have not only scarred their past; they are shaping their futures.” Her hope is to help UNICEF provide Syrian children with access to school and psychosocial support.
Save the Children, the international nonprofit working on the ground to help to refugee children has raised over $11,000 on CrowdRise.
Non-profit Humanity Without Borders exceeded its goal of $10,000 raising $16,275 to help provide food, shoes, and toys to the war-torn refugees and families in Syria. International Rescue Committee, Inc. has raised $14,638 to get uprooted families medical care, clean water, sanitation, education, women’s protection services and other vital aid.
Humanity First USA is focusing its efforts on helping displaced families in Jordan and Turkey by providing them with means to settle down. The most prominent initiative of Humanity First has been two schools for Syrian refugee children in Jordan for the past one year.
Additionally, many individuals have been compelled by the stories of the refugees in the media and have set up fundraisers to enable them to help in various ways. Adriana Xhakli is going to Istanbul with her parents and plans to deliver jackets, socks, blankets, diapers, soap, baby formula, and first aid kits. On her CrowdRise page she says, “I plan on making multiple trips back and forth to the store until my feet give out…I just can’t think of a more direct way to help.”
Similarly, Judith Ansara Gass is traveling to the island Leros in Greece where over 100,000 refugees, primarily from Syria and Afghanistan have been pouring in, risking their lives to escape war and violence. She is selflessly CrowdRising to try to help meet refugees’ urgent basic needs as they wait for papers to allow them to move on to other parts of Europe where they can try to make a new life.
To learn more about these amazing fundraisers and several others dealing with the Syrian crisis, visit www.crowdrise.com/refugee-relief.
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