This hungry widow in Mosul needs your help.

Our team was walking through the streets of Mosul when we heard a loud cry. We followed the sound through narrow alleyways to a small cemetery where we met a weeping widow. Her name is Um Omar. Unable to escape from Mosul, her family hunkered down trying to survive during the fight against ISIS. One day, ISIS killed her oldest son when he went out to get the family water. Not long after, they destroyed her home. Now homeless, she asks the dead for forgiveness as she eats the grass covering their graves

Mosul is liberated and ISIS has been expelled from Iraq, but Um Omar is still being impacted by the effects of the war.
She is not the only one. Thousands of other widows just like her are hungry and alone. We can’t bring back Um Omar’s son, but we can make sure that her next meal is not the grass covering his grave.

We are launching the pilot program of the Widow’s Storehouse, a feeding initiative that will provide weekly groceries to widows and orphans. Each week, widows will come to the Storehouse and take enough food for the week. Our team will be there to talk with them, encourage them and meet other needs as they arise. More than a food bank, through relationship, we hope to assess the living conditions of these women and children and implement solutions to improve their quality of life. The long-term goal is to give the women sustainable income, secure housing, and resources to bless their community. 

For just $25,000, we can feed 50 widows and 100 orphans every day for eight weeks. Will you give:
• $3 to feed Um Omar (or a widow like her) for a day?
• $21 to feed Um Omar (or a widow like her) for a week?
• $90 to feed Um Omar (or a widow like her) for a month?

Um Omar is eating GRASS now. She needs your $3, $21, or $90 TODAY!

*Restore Iraq is the American brand of STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT FOR RELIEF AND EDUCATION (SDRE), a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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Neil Broere 
Raised $1,587 from 11 donations
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Strategic Development for Relief and Education 
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