BENEFITING: International Rescue Committee
ORGANIZER: International Rescue Committee
Why I'm Running for the IRC: Let's face it...2017 has been a rough year in the US and worldwide. I've been trying to think about how to best be a part of the conversation and take action that is meaningful and valuable. Although I may not be able to create world peace on my own, I can run for an organization that is making a tangible difference!
In light of the recently proposed budget cuts to foreign aid, private donations are more important now than ever. Donating through this website is simple, fast and secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts. Please share this page with friends and family, and see if your place of work has a matching gift program. Thank you so much- every little bit counts!
Detailed Description of the IRC: IRC was founded in 1933 at the call of physicist, humanitarian, and refugee- Albert Einstein. IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. IRC focuses on putting in place high-impact, cost-effective solutions that help people effected by crises. They also use their experience to shape humanitarian policy and practice worldwide. Much of their work focuses on breaking down the barriers faced by women and girls.
Of particular importance to current issues and in line with values that I believe in, IRC is a global leader in providing refugee relief and implementing resettlement programs, serving thousands of people in Syria, Turkey, South Sudan, Nigeria and Greece among many other places.
To learn more about IRC, visit: https://www.rescue.org/