Help..Lana&Omer suffering in Gaza

Hello friends! My name is Susan Valentino. I'm from California. I'm organizing a fundraiser to help a very dear family in Gaza, Palestine. I've known this little family for a number of years.  Amer, the dad, reached out to me awhile ago and asked for my help to bring attention to his family's struggle. He's a humble man doing anything he can to help his young family. Whom among us wouldn't go to the ends of the earth to help our suffering children? As you're aware, the people of Gaza have been under a brutal siege for 10 years by Israel. Gaza is now the largest open-air prison in the world. They are without basic necessities. Electricity is intermittent, if at all. Potable water is scarse. They live under the threat of aerial attack 24/7. The violence in Gaza is escalating. This family struggles just to sustain life. The unemployment rate is sky high. Ports are closed. Gaza Airport is demolished. Israel has closed the border at Rafah. For a day or two every few months the border will open only for special cases. Lana is 3  1/2 years old. Her little brother Omer is 2  1/2 years old. These precious, innocent babes are in need of so much. The money raised will go toward providing milk, food, clothing, bottled water, medicine, a battery-operated fan, and other obvious necessities. Summertime is now upon them and temperatures are in the triple digits. There is zero relief. Hardly any cool, clean water to drink. Electricity is now down to an hour or two a day. Refrigerating anything is out of the question as is any kind of air conditioning. I am asking for your help. Any contribution will go a very long way in helping this precious little family. I am honored to know these extraordinary, brave folks. Will you please help me help them? This fundraiser is completely transparent. Per Go Fund Me guidelines, all funds raised are disbursed to a bank account in the US. That said, all monies raised are deposited to my bank account here in CA.  After disbursement, I send every cent to them in Gaza via Western Union. Please feel free to contact me through the GoFundMe page with any questions or concerns about the fundraiser. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me help these little, innocent babes. God bless you all and God bless Palestine! 12/7/2017 Update: Hello Everyone, An important update. Currently, Amer and his little family of four live in one room that's attached to his father's home in Gaza. Amer wishes to add one room to their one-room home. The children are growing. They need our help to make this one-room addition become reality. Amer will procure the least expensive building materials available and will do all the work himself (with his father's and brother's help.) And as always, EVERY cent donated goes DIRECTLY to them through me. I take care of the fees. You have my word on that ❤ -Susan Valentino


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Susan Valentino 
Placentia, CA
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