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Refugee couples: all they have is each other — and you

Kelsey Campbell
Feb 07, 2020

“… to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part.”

When you take your wedding vows, you probably don’t think “for worse” will involve losing your home, watching your city burn to the ground, running for your life, and struggling to face winter in a displacement camp.

But for couples who have found themselves refugees, all they have left is one another — and those are the lucky ones.

Farid and Rima, whose names we’ve changed for their safety, were able to escape Syria with their lives and their two children.

The couple watched helplessly as militants burned their house to the ground. But their agony isn’t over because now winter is hitting the refugee camp where they live. Their thin tents are no match for the brutal wind, and they lack blankets, durable clothing, and heaters to combat the icy temperatures.

These parents watch helplessly as their children shiver and cough throughout the night. They are terrified they could lose their kids to sickness if they can’t scrape together enough food, medicine, and other essentials to keep their family alive.

This family needs help — your help.

In overcrowded displacement camps, meal rations are few and far between. Families quickly run out of food, and they desperately need warm clothes, blankets, and coats to help them survive.

Even being huddled together at night can’t keep Farid and Rima’s family warm. They need help to keep going. And for just $35 you can give lifesaving aid to one refugee. Your gift will multiply over 5X to provide $189 worth of emergency relief like nutritious meals, thick blankets, clothing, access to medical care, hygiene kits, and other essentials.

With your gift, you can help a couple like Farid and Rima take care of their children, keeping them warm and healthy this winter.

In this season of love leading up to Valentine’s Day, will you show the love of Christ to one refugee by meeting his most urgent needs? There is no greater testimony than helping others without expecting anything in return.

Refugee families have only each other to depend on — that is, until you decide to help. One small gift of $35 can be the difference between life and death for a refugee.

Provide a helping hand and a shoulder to lean on. Show the love of Jesus Christ and help save the life of a refugee today.

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