After sending additional clothes, blankets and copies of our guide to US life to thirteen more refugees, by early April we decided to be more efficient. From that point on, we would send one $30 check to each refugee, one copy of the US guide and a list of addresses of nearby thrift stores to each household.
Then we were asked to help fourteen Sudanese refugee families (eighty-three people) in Texas! But since we were able to reduce our expenses so much by just sending checks and our US guide instead of many big boxes of clothes and blankets, we were able to help all of them!
So thanks to our donors, we have now helped 117 Sudanese refugees in the US in 2018, and we have helped 205 Sudanese refugees in the US since we started offering them clothing and blanket assistance in October, 2015. We have reached refugees in California, Washington State, Nebraska, Kansas, Texas, Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York.
Chad Project Update
We have talked further with resident leaders of Djabal camp about costs of building schools there. They have provided us with pictures and a budget of a school building they have already built. And we have also been communicating with a contact in UNHCR and other aid workers about this project. Hopefully we will be finalizing the details for a solid budget soon so that we may begin raising money on Global Giving. Watch this site and also our FB page (where we now have over 1,100 followers) for updates.
Thanks to our donors, since 2015 we have helped 109 Sudanese refugees in California, Washington State, Nebraska, Kansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. We have just sent a shipment of a jacket, sweatshirt, sweater, shirt, hat, blanket and guide to US life to a refugee in California (see picture). We have also purchased more blankets and comforters.
Contact information update
Our new mailing address is:
Doroti Organization for Humanitarian Services, Incorporated
PO Box 5151
Louisville, KY 40255
Chad camp project update
We have spoken for several hours with the leadership of one of the Darfuri refugee camps in Chad, and we have learned that they need blankets, mosquito nets, plastic sheeting for shelter. For students they need classrooms, textbooks, pens and pencils. We gathered as many details as we could about these things, and will be deciding soon on which items we will raise money for in our next Global Giving projects. For updates, check this website or visit our Facebook page.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!