In the last two years, over two million Syrian refugees have fled from the crisis in their country into Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Some of the refugees live in overcrowded, unsanitary, often dangerous camps like Zaatari in northern Jordan—a camp established for 30,000 people and now housing more than 150,000 men, women and children. As conditions in the massive camps become more desperate, increasing numbers of refugees seek help outside the camps in urban areas, only to discover they have virtually no access to jobs, housing, education—or even food.
Fortunately, local churches and grassroots Christian organizations are providing help and hope for these refugees—to both Christians and Muslims.
These local heroes are offering desperate families groceries, clothing, shoes, first aid supplies, towels, blankets, mattresses, water filters, and heaters, particularly necessary now as winter temperatures reach record lows in the Middle East.
In addition, these faithful servants deliver food and emergency supplies to displaced and vulnerable people still inside Syria, and they help to rescue Syrian women and girls from sex trafficking. All this work is done in the name and spirit of Jesus.
The local people providing these services are heroes, but they have to be unsung heroes. Because of possible security threats to on-the-ground workers, we can’t name them on this page. However, one of our partners in this effort, Lynne Hybels, has personal connections to these Middle Eastern ministries, and will transfer 100 percent of your donations directly to them.
The more you give, the more we can show the love of Christ to Syrian Christians and Muslims who are suffering. And remember, 100 percent of your donation will go directly to the people who need it.
This is an effort led by: Think Eternity and Matt & Michelle Brown
In partnership with our friends: Lynne Hybels, Catalyst, Ashley Williams, Carrie Kintz, Haley Veturis, Mark Forrester, Jennifer VanderMolen, Angela Clinton, Drew Gneiser, Destiny Image, Nate Smoyer and Ben Regino.
Note: We will do our best to assure that your money is used exactly as you specify in the “perks” section. However, our first priority is to honor our unsung heroes as well as the changing needs of the refugees. So, for example, if one of our trusted on-the-ground ministry partners has a growing need for warm sweaters or shoes, rather than jackets or blankets, we will give our partner the freedom to divert funds in the needed direction. We believe that is the best way to make sure the refugees receive the best possible care.