Winter is Coming – Help Syrian Refugees
By now, most of us are aware of the Syrian civil war and the impact this crisis is having. News images depict the lives that have been destroyed without thought, the countless innocent civilians caught in the crossfire and now, the cold, bitter winter. No matter the reasoning, this is occurring, the fact of the matter is that people are suffering. Families and innocent children are torn apart, forced to leave their homes to neighboring countries, where they are not always welcome. Millions of Syrians have been forced to flee their homeland and register as refugees; What is even more alarming is that more than 50% of these refugees are children !
Last month we all watched the unthinkable video/images, where babies were being washed ashore the beach like you would see jellyfishes being washed ashore. I was devastated. Unfortunately, this is the awful reality of what is currently happening. I cannot bear to simply stand and feel helpless as they suffer. I intend to help in assisting these displaced Syrians in anyway I can.
We have an amazing set of dedicated individuals from NYPD – Muslim Officers Society who felt like myself that something needs to be done. Adeel Rana who is the President of NYPD – Muslim Officer Society is leading the Cause with Act of Goodwill, Inc to provide support and assistance to Refugees in Crisis.
We will be leaving on the 4th of Nov 2015 to areas where Refugees need the most assistance. We will be providing Winter Clothing in form of Relief Kits. We will provide 2 Different forms of Relief Kits.
1. Adult Relief Kits –> Long Sleeve Thermal + Winter Pajamas + Pair of Winter Socks + Pair of Gloves + Winter Hat.
2. Infant Relief Kits –> 4 cloth diapers + Undershirts or Onsies + 2 washcloths + 2 gowns or sleepers + 2 diaper pins + 1 sweater or jacket & 2 receiving blankets.
We have so much to be thankful for and yet; we (and I speak for myself first and foremost) take it all for granted. We are truly blessed. Imagine struggling to stay warm because your outside on the street 24/7.
If you like to write a check, please make it payable to :-
” Act of Goodwill, Inc ” Tax Exempt ID # 46-1067524
You can send it to the following address:
15028 Grand Central Parkway, Briarwood, NY 11432
You can also send money directly to the bank account:
Name of Bank: Citibank Routing # 021000089 Account # 4973860080
If you are unable to support financially, I would sincerely appreciate you simply spreading the word. No amount is too small!.