New Campaign Launches to Meet Emergency Needs for Survivors & Families of the Kenyan College Terror Attack
Houses with Hope’s “United4Kenya” GoFundMe crowdfunding seeks to raise $200,000
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico, April 23, 2015 – Houses with Hope, the U.S. based non-profit dedicated to assisting needy individuals and families in Africa, launched a GoFundMe campaign on Monday entitled “United4Kenya” to aid in providing immediate relief for the survivors and families of those killed in the April 2, 2015 attack at Garissa University College in Kenya.
The “United4Kenya” campaign’s goal is to raise $200,000 to provide emergency medical care, grief counselors and funeral expenses for victims and their families.
Just three weeks ago, on April 2, 2015, Al-Shabaab terrorists stormed the Garissa University College campus in Kenya. The attack killed 148 people and injured 79 more, officially becoming the second deadliest attack in the country’s history.
“While this massacre happened three weeks ago, the lingering needs of victims and their families still remain,” said Houses with Hope’s Founder and President Ronna Jordan. “The surviving students that were wounded in the attacks were taken to the only public hospital in Nairobi, which unfortunately, isn’t equipped to handle that amount of people. Funds are needed now to help transfer these patients to private hospitals where they can receive adequate treatment for their injuries.”
Funds raised through “United4Kenya” will aid in providing this medical care as well as assist the families of the deceased, most of whom are extremely poor, and are struggling to pay for burial expenses.
“We know that $200,000 seems like a lot to raise in a short amount of time,” said Jordan. “But if only 40,000 people would simply donate $5 for what they would typically spend on a daily coffee, it would make a world of difference to these people and help them begin to rebuild hope for themselves and their country. Every little bit helps.”
To donate to the “United4Kenya” campaign, please visit http://www.gofundme.com/united4kenya.
Houses with Hope has worked to help Kenyans in need since 2000. The organization, whose signature issue is providing housing for disadvantaged families in Africa, also provides assistance to humanitarian crises victims around the world. For more information on Houses with Hope, please visit, www.houseswithhope.org.
About Houses with Hope:
Founded in 2003, Houses with Hope is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in the United States. Since its inception, the organization’s primary focus has been helping orphans and disadvantaged families in Africa. The organization has built homes for families in need, provided assistance to orphans, schools and medical clinics, and has also helped fund local water projects. Houses with Hope also provides assistance for victims of humanitarian crises around the world, as well as disadvantaged U.S. families.