Update: To those who have already donated, THANK YOU for your generous contributions of $9,430.00 which was sent Feb 23rd to the Jesuit Refugee Services in Syria via Canadian Jesuits International!
The FCJ Christian Life Centre in Calgary, Canada would like your help to raise money as soon as possible to Aleppo and surrounding affected areas in Syria. We are pleased that we can send the money directly to the Jesuit Refugee Services who are currently working on the ground.
One of the FCJ Christian Life Centre’s mandates is to collaborate with other individuals and organizations in addressing common societal problems. We consider everyone to be our brothers and sisters, and we want to reach out to our Syrian friends and families with this urgent appeal.
To know more about their work in Syria, visit their website. All your financial help will go directly to the Jesuit Refugee Services (الرهبنة اليسوعية لخدمة اللاجئين). This appeal will run for a month (until March 10th).
Please read what Rita Khanchat, a Syrian refugee and our current FCJ Centre’s Associate Director, says:
A Crisis on Top of a Crisis
While hundreds of survivors continue to call their loved ones in the hopes of hearing a voice from the rubble confirming their survival, dozens of victims have been buried beneath the rubble. Hundreds of Syrians lost their homes overnight as a result of a massive and tragic earthquake, and they are now trying to find the rest of their families, food to survive, and a place to stay warm in bitterly cold weather.
The earthquake struck during a particularly difficult winter, with subzero temperatures in several parts of the country and severe shortages of water, fuel, and electricity. The Syrian crisis is now more pressing than ever, and it is one of the world’s most complicated humanitarian crises.
I am knocking on your generous hearts to help my country, Syria.