Thursday, March 24, 2016

How to Help Syrian Refugees | #WithSyria

Imagine a country like Syria, a home to one of the oldest and richest cultures in the world is now untouchable. It's absolutely devastating to see the Syrians current situation. Do you know that the Syrian war has produced the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II? More than 4.6 million people have fled the country, and 6.6 million others have been displaced inside Syria.

They have nowhere to go and often with just the clothes on their backs, many end up in refugee camps that are both overcrowded and overwhelmed. One of the many organizations that are offering supplies, shelter and medical care for the people displaced by the crisis is CARE. CARE is a global humanitarian organization that fights poverty by empowering girls and women. This organization has reached more than 1 million Syrians with humanitarian relief. As the bloody Syrian conflict drags past the five-year mark this month, CARE wants to deliver something more to Syria's displaced children: HOPE.
Send a "CARE Package" to Syrian Families
This is an opportunity for us all to become part of an important, current story - and a chance to express our own compassion for Syrian refugee children by:

- Writing a Letter of Support
Let them know you care. Reassure them that they are not forgotten, that the world cares. Send your message of hope. It can be all the difference in the world to know you're not alone. Let us offer messages of solidarity, encouragement and advice.
Here's mine:
"Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future. Always remind yourself that there is light despite all of the darkness. My heart goes out to you. Have faith and never give up!"

- Donating a Special CARE Package via CARE.org
Your gift today of a CARE package will be symbolic of the supplies, services, relief and hope provided to Syrian families in need.
CARE invited a handful of these original CARE Package recipients, who have long-since immigrated to America, to write letters to Syrian refugee children. They jumped at the chance.

Now in their 70s and 80s, these World War II refugees from California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois and Indiana wrote letters and put them in small symbolic care packages, along with a few goodies, childhood photos and any other items of meaning they wished to share.

The result has been some deeply moving connections between people who, though separated by decades and distance, share so much. They all know the pain of being ripped from their homes by war — and how it feels to receive a special delivery from a stranger who cares in America.
You, too, can send a heartfelt message of hope and solidarity, no matter where you live. Then share your message amongst your friends, family and social networks inviting them to express their own compassion, encouragement and hope for Syrian refugees. Let's HELP!

For more details or would like to donate, you should visit care.org. Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter for updates.







37 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

I can't even imagine what those poor people must be going through. I would love to help in any way possible.

Lee Totten Books said...

I wasn't familiar with care.org until I read this post. I will check it out and see how my family can help.

Tabitha said...

I had no idea about care,org. what a great way to let people know you care.

Sheri Ann Richerson said...

Thank you for sharing! I did not know about Care.org. What a great way to show you care and find out how to help!

Christine McMichael said...

Wow! This is so awesome, thank you for sharing!

Mom Knows Best said...

Great ways to get involved and help people. A care box shows love.

Christina Aliperti said...

Thanks for sharing this list. There are so many people that want to do something to help but just don't know what to do. This is a perfect starting point.

Mai C. said...

They have gone through so much, especially the kids.It would be nice to send them a little package to ease their pain and to feel even a little kindness. It's nice to know we have this kind opportunity to help. Thanks for sharing more details about it.

Amy Jones said...

Yes, we always take things for granted that maybe in some other places in the world are rare to find, we need to grow a conscience and always remember to help each other in anyway we can.

Tione Rdny said...

Praying for Syria... I hope they recover.
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Hyper Gypsy said...

Shiv Blogs -pray for Syria hearts go out to them!

Michelle Gwynn Jones said...

Thank you for sharing this information. I forwarded it to a few friends.

Ms KathyKenny said...

What a beautiful thing to do for the Syrians. This is definitely something that we all should put our time to do and execute.

Shannon Peterson said...

Ive never heard of CARE, but I'm glad they are there to help!

Victoria Heckstall said...

This is absolutely amazing. I'm so glad that you share this with us

Liz Mays said...

The letter and care package would be so meaningful, I'm sure. We're virtually helpless to do much, but that we can do.

Kaitlin Ryan said...

I cannot imagine what these people are going through. So often I read about the violence in Syria and the many refugees pouring into Europe, and I think of what that would be like to have to leave my home with my two year old. It is heartbreaking. Thank you for sharing this. I will be donating a care package. It is so important to support humanity and show others that fellow man can be kind and compassionate.

Home Jobs by MOM said...

CARE sounds like an amazing organization. I hope a lot of people take part in this. These people could use our compassion.

Nikki said...

Heart breaking, but I'm so thankful to know this ways to help them. I would love to spread this news.

ray_garf_kohler@yahoo.com said...

It is heartbreaking what these people have to go through. Praying for them.

ana de jesus said...

God that is awful it breaks my heart that there is so much war and conflict. This is why I do not agree with war because innocent lives are lost.

Nicole Escat said...

This is really awesome and great! Glad you shared this. Thank you for sharing.

Ann B said...

This is such a great idea. A letter can help lift someones spirits. I will have to start on my letter tonight.

healthiersteps said...

Love the great work Care is doing for the Syrians in their time of need!

Melisa said...

It is so awful what those poor people are going through. I can't even begin to imagine what it's like.

LifeAsAConvert said...

It breaks my heart that so many people don't want to help them. It's sad that people have become so selfish.

mail4rosey said...

I can't even imagine how awful it must be. This is a nice post to encourage others to help. It's nice to know how we can.

Stephanie Pass said...

What a great campaign! I will definitely be looking at how we can be involved.

Lalia Frolick said...

What a great idea. I'm glad to hear of great suggestions to help Syrian refugees. Thank you for sharing!

Lisa Rios said...

The Syrian crisis is absolutely heart breaking & I cant even imagine when you are force to live as a refugee somewhere for no mistake you made. These are some great tips to help them & show the world that we are united. After all they need our love & support more than anything else & Care is doing a great job for sure.

adriana nudo said...

Everything going on on the opposite side of the world is so sad and scary; I think it's great to help them out in ways that we can, since we really need to take care of our own security before allowing them to come here. Great post!

Melissa Bernardo said...

These poor people! This is a great campaign!

Doran HauteBeautyGuide said...

I volunteered with the IRC when I was at University. I was so impressed and amazed by all of the refugee families I worked for. Thank you for sharing such an important topic and ways everyone can help.

JOJO VITO said...

this is a great campaign. I really hope that more people will be touched and will partake on this campiagn :)

My Thirty Spot said...

Wow! I never knew Care package was doing something like this. It is always nice to help others, no matter were they are from .- Erin Kennedy

Anosa Malanga said...

What an amazing organisation supporting such an important cause affecting so many Syrians.

Ayesha Heart said...

Praying for them. I know God is in control! Thanks for sharing this.