The Raindrop Foundation is participating in a blanket drive organized by Embrace Relief in collaboration with the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC) from November 1 through November 22. It is an effort to collect blankets for refugees who have fled Syria and Iraq for Turkey due to the erupting violence in Syria and Iraq.
The effort is to help Syrian and Iraqi refugee families in need during the harsh winter months what will soon be upon them.
Last year, 18,000 blankets were collected and shipped to Turkey. Since 2013, the crisis in Syria has only grown worse with now more than one million Syrian refugees living in Turkey alone. Refugee camps have outgrown their capacity and refugees are surviving on makeshift shelters in border cities. Now, with further unrest in the area, Iraqi refugees have started fleeing to Turkey causing the amount of people in dire need to multiply by the thousands on a regular basis.
Raindrop Foundation is participating in this aid program with monetary donation. Please consider that the cost of one blanket is $10.00 when you are making your monetary donation for this aid program.
Visit http://embracerelief.org/donations/ and find the “Donate Blanket Drive for Syrian/Iraqi Refugees” button.