This #GivingTuesday we want refugees to have a safe winter
Many of us saw the tears roll down the faces of Ethiopian mothers, sisters, aunts, and daughters while they exited their homes to escape certain persecution. The droves of people that left on foot with whatever they could grab deserve a fighting chance to survive and rebuild. Over 1.5 million Ethiopians We also saw in Afghanistan, a regime change so concerning to thousands of communities that men were willing to stand in front of planes that were evacuating refugees. For those who are still displaced within Afghanistan, they now face a winter notorious for its brutality. We think of these people and countless others we serve during these times. There’s an immeasurable opportunity in this #GivingTuesday to aid refugees all across the world and those who now call America home.
So exactly what is #GivingTuesday?
#GivingTuesday was launched by 92nd Street Y in 2012 as a charitable option to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday retail shopping crazes. It’s now a worldwide movement to encourage giving and celebrate generosity. The founders of the the #GivingTuesday initiative are seeking o transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in giving all year long — especially during the holidays. Islamic Relief USA believes this mission can completely revolutionize how we approaching spending and we can turn transactions into something much more than material items.
It’s your turn, again
Last year we gave Tuesday to #Yemen. We are grateful for each and every donation and prayer that you all have sent. However this winter is poised to bring about another round of devastating temperatures, freezing rains, and evenings where even a well lit fire may not totally keep a family warm. We are still serving the refugees who have landed here in America with rebuilding and starting a sustainable life in a new country. Your support can not just merely keep them out of the cold. It can help keep them out of despair. Tomorrow isn’t promised this #GivingTuesday please give it #refugees.
Today you can still bring those same smiles with a $30 contribution to our USA Humanitarian Aid fund which can help provide emergency aid and critical items for survival.