Fund for STL Syrian Refugee Airfare

$10,110 of $300k goal

Raised by 170 people in 2 months
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Charles Brennan
for Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church
 SAINT LOUIS, MO
In response to the President's recent Executive Order halting the flow of Syrian refugees to St. Louis, let's show our support for local Syrian refugees  by helping them pay their airline fees.  (The US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants [USCRI] charges refugees for their airfare to the United States.  Some refugees have bills totalling $8,000, taking years to pay off).  Proceeds will be divided equally among St. Louis' Syrian refugee community and paid directly to the USCRI by the Timothy Lutheran Church Caring Ministries.

For further information please contact:

Cyril Loum- cyril.loum@caringministriesinc.org 

Charlie Brennan Jr.-
 charlesbrennan@claytonschools.net 

Photo and article with more information on St. Louis' effort to help the Syrian refugee community:


file:///Users/charlesbrennan/Downloads/Who%20is%20our%20neighbor%20(1).pdf 

In partnership with KMOX's "Charlie Brennan Show"
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Charles Brennan
2 months ago
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Thanks to all who are donating. You can imagine what it's like to be making $9-11 per hour and then have a $7,000 airfare bill hanging over your head. So, your donation is lifting an expensive burden from the refugees who are already here, and here legally, by the way.

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Anna Crosslin
2 months ago
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Just to clarify: absolutely true that Syrians like all other refugees are required by the United Nation flight booking agency known as iOM to repay their plane tickets to US. Money is returned to a revolving fund that pays passage for newer groups. Refugees sign promissory notes to that affect before boarding flights overseas and sponsoring agency, in this case USCRI, is required to collect is and refund to iOM. So all refugees are receiving these bills and another city they might say USCCB (Catholic) or World Relief (Evangelical) instead of USCRI. Terrible burden for families but one actually faced by all refugees since 1980 when modern day refugee resettlement program developed and one we speak about frequently.

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$10,110 of $300k goal

Raised by 170 people in 2 months
Created January 30, 2017
Funds raised will benefit:
Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church
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Saint Louis, MO
EIN: 436003738
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$100
Gail Holzhausen
2 months ago
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Welcome to St. Louis. We sincerely pray you enjoy your life here. Gail & Dan Davis

SP
$120
Susan Petri
2 months ago
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2

Thank you for doing this!!!

JG
$100
Jim & Maureen Guffey
2 months ago
2
2

Welcome to the United States! Immigrants Rock!

MM
$150
Michael Morrell
2 months ago
1
1

I wish I had more to give.

JH
$20
Jerry H
2 months ago
1
1

"Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it." Hebrews 13:2

KB
$20
Kent Burreson
2 months ago
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Kudos to Charlie Brennan and Timothy Lutheran Caring Ministries for St. Louis to welcome Syrian refugees by trying to offset some of these burdensome costs.

ZS
$20
ZEESHAN SEHGAL
2 months ago
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I AM AN IMMIGRANT MYSELF (IN 1984).

CW
$100
Carol Will
2 months ago
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I may have opportunities for employment too. Contact via email for further info. Best regards. Carol

CN
$200
Chris Nicastro
2 months ago
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We need to demonstrate to our Syrian neighbors that we welcome them to our community and that America still embraces all peoples.

NS
$100
Nihad Sinanovic
2 months ago
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It is very touching to see the humanity at its best. Wish our leaders would lead by example.

Charles Brennan
2 months ago
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1

Thanks to all who are donating. You can imagine what it's like to be making $9-11 per hour and then have a $7,000 airfare bill hanging over your head. So, your donation is lifting an expensive burden from the refugees who are already here, and here legally, by the way.

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Anna Crosslin
2 months ago
1
1

Just to clarify: absolutely true that Syrians like all other refugees are required by the United Nation flight booking agency known as iOM to repay their plane tickets to US. Money is returned to a revolving fund that pays passage for newer groups. Refugees sign promissory notes to that affect before boarding flights overseas and sponsoring agency, in this case USCRI, is required to collect is and refund to iOM. So all refugees are receiving these bills and another city they might say USCCB (Catholic) or World Relief (Evangelical) instead of USCRI. Terrible burden for families but one actually faced by all refugees since 1980 when modern day refugee resettlement program developed and one we speak about frequently.

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