This is the first action we have taken with the money so many generous donors gave us last December. We have sent one queen-sized blanket, six twin-sized blankets, eight jackets, eight knit hats, eight sweaters, two purses and two copies of our guide to life in the US. A refugee family of eight in Michigan will certainly be able to use these, since winters in the northern US are still very cold.
We are also talking with residents in a refugee camp in eastern Chad, and have learned that they need blankets, mosquito nets and plastic sheeting for shelter. After clarifying some details, we will be able to prepare a budget for the Board to consider. If the Board approves, we will then post the project on Global Giving.
If you are a Darfuri refugee in the US who could use some extra blankets, clothes and guidance,
Or if you know someone like this,
Contact us and we may be able to send you some help.
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leave a voicemail at: +1 502 544 4757
Or Instant Message us on our Facebook Page.
We will need to know your complete mailing address, the full name of the leader of your household, and the ages of all the people in your household. We will not publish this information, except the state where you live and the number of people in your home. But if you do not want even that published, we will keep it private.
We will need to know the name of the head of the household, a complete address, and the ages and genders of everyone in the household. We can probably have shipments out to people anywhere in the continental US within several days. All shipments are free of charge. Email us at email@example.com Call us at +1 502 544 4757 Or IM us on our Facebook page (go to the top of this page and click on the link), or leave information for us as a comment to this post.
The Board has just voted to begin sending out wither clothes and blankets to Darfuri refugees in the US now, even though we will not be getting our December Global Giving fund raiser money ($5,250) until about January 25. Mohammed Abdulrahman and Abdulatif Isaac have already started contacting people.
HELPING DARFURI REFUGEES IN CHAD
One of our members recently returned from eastern Chad, and our Board is talking to them about what they learned there. The Board is also preparing to contact community leaders in Chad to find out if we can help them meet their most urgent needs.
If you are in one of the eastern Chad camps and would like to let us know what you need most, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us and we’ll do what we can.
If we are able to supply camp residents with some help, we will probably do another Global Giving fund raiser to get the money together for it, and go from there. Watch this space for updates. And by the way….
THANKS FOR HELPING US GO PAST OUR GOAL OF $5,000 LAST MONTH!
To donate to us, go here: https://goto.gg/30570 Donations made on that webpage will go to getting and mailing winter clothes, blankets, and our guide to US life to Darfuri refugees in the US.
As of this writing, seventy donors have given us $3,116, if you count our $36 bonus from matching day and the $25 check being mailed to Global Giving for deposit in our fundraising account. Many Darfuris –especially members– have donated to us, proving once again how ready they are to support others in their community. We also would like to thank the non-Sudanese donors, and the anonymous donors, for their vital support.
And special thanks must go to all of the fifty-one people, members or otherwise, who donated a total of $1,980 to us from November 28 to December 1!
The Board has planned a video to post on our Facebook page, as well as another conference call with members over the weekend. If we can raise the $1,884 we need to make $5,000 by December 31, Global Giving will let us post as many projects as we like with no time limit. If we do not reach the $5,000 total by the end of the year, we will still receive all of the money we accumulated, and we will be allowed to try and raise money for another project, for a limited time, in March.
We are now working on cost estimates for doing work in eastern Chad. Most overseas work will probably require more than $5,000, so it would be better if we had unlimited time to raise money for that kind of goal. That means getting $1,884 by the end of the year! So share this link with anyone you think is able to afford a $10 donation and who would like to help DOHS: https://goto.gg/30570