Have you ever been displaced or lost your home? Unfortunately the children and families of Syria are living in that very situation right now. The Syrian war has produced the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II – displacing more than 6.6 million people. Can you even imagine?
Send a letter of hope with Care.org
Care.org is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. With their efforts they’ve reached over 2 million Syrians with relief from food baskets to emergency shelter, and even letters of hope. As the Syrian conflict drags on past the five-year mark, Care.org is teaming up with WWII refugees to send letters of encouragement and understanding.
It turns out, the perfect carriers of compassion were the very first people to experience CARE’s work —recipients of CARE Packages sent by Americans to families clinging to survival in Europe after World War II. They were child refugees, too, the last time the world saw a human displacement the size of Syria’s. Just listen to this short video of how they are making a difference.
After learning about Care.org’s efforts, I, too felt compelled to write a short message to a Syrian refugee recipient. It’s important that they do not feel forgotten and alone. Every person matters. Here is my message below:
Hi, I’m so sorry to hear of the terrible things happening in your country. I will pray for you and your family. Know that others are thinking and praying for you. I hope that day comes very soon. Stay strong and have faith.
A letter is a great way to connect with those in need. Just think of the smile that you will bring to someone’s face. It only takes a moment, so why not do it now? Want to do more for those in need? Consider donating a hygiene kit, a month’s worth of food or other items at Care.org. It’s a wonderful way to give back and show how much you care.
If you were in a similar situation, how would you want someone to show they care?