My heart as been breaking the last few days because of the horror and tragedy that is occurring in Northern Iraq. This is made even harder for me as I have spent the last five years of my life living and working with the Christians and Kurdish people in Erbil. I have so many people that I love staring this horror directly in the face. The biggest question I have had from family and friends is “What can I do!”
What We Are Doing
Well, I found that I am in a unique situation to do something. I have been in contact with people that I know and trust with my life (l literally have for years!). We located and adopted about four hundred people that have moved into a vacant school building. They escaped Mosul and Qaraqoosh, a small Christian village. They had nothing except the clothes on their backs. All else was forcibly taken from them by the ISIS terrorists as they escaped. One family had a baby after arriving in Erbil. They are in need of everything: food, water, clothing and long term shelter. These are among the most immediate needs. We have already started delivering food and supplies to them as we have the funds. It is only a small amount right now, because I am funding the whole operation. We are working on getting more to them as quickly as possible.
What You Can Do
You can give! You can give right here, right now. Or if you are a close friend of mine or my family and would like to give something, you can take a check to my parents house, and they will deposit it. These are personal donations so we can provide food or other lifesaving needs for these refugees. We will try to post pictures of what your money provides so you can see what your donation are doing for the refugees in Erbil.
I am working on starting a charity that will be able to handle tax deductible donations. This is a lengthy process though, and they need help now. There are established charities that are present and doing a great deal to help. Please feel free to donate to them. There are some listed below.
RUN Ministries - www.runministries.org
Crisis Response International - http://criout.com/crisis-in-iraq/
Samaritan’s Purse - http://www.samaritanspurse.org
Thank you for anything you can do to help us take care of these refugees that have had everything but their lives forcefully taken from them.
- Bethany Morgan
- Brett Watson
- Tim Wallace
- Von Nins
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