We see the cost of the world’s moral failure on the news every day.
In the body of a three-year-old Syrian boy washed ashore on a Turkish beach. In a truck abandoned by the side of an Austrian highway that became a tomb for 71 refugees. In a young girl caught on a barbed wire fence, screaming in terror and pain.
Governments may choose to turn away from these haunting images — but you and I never will.
We must raise $250,000 in the next 10 days to give our crisis response team the resources they urgently need to reach out immediately to the most vulnerable people, especially women and children, experiencing this humanitarian crisis.
As the violence raging across Syria has driven millions of families out of the country, UUSC has already been on the ground helping the most vulnerable refugees begin to rebuild their lives.
For example, we brought our partner, the Trauma Resource Institute, to Turkey to offer aid workers and social service leaders crucial training for teaching Syrian refugees essential trauma recovery skills — with workshops that proved hugely effective in Haiti, Kenya, and the Philippines.
There is so much more we can do.
As always, we will work with grassroots partners and focus our efforts on finding those groups who are most vulnerable and likely to be overlooked by other relief organizations — especially women and children.
Thank you for whatever you are able to give — for not turning away as so many others continue to do and for putting your values into action today.
President and CEO
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
PS. UUSC was founded 75 years ago to help refugees fleeing Nazi persecution. As we face the greatest refugee crisis since World War II, I hope I can count on you to carry our tradition — your tradition — forward.Please give generously today. Thank you.