As my birthday approaches, I watch the pandemic preparation ratchet up in our community, and participate in "social distancing" in a comfortable, warm home. My heart goes out to those who are most in need in the world at this time and I think of refugee families who are in war zones or in crowded camps or on the move. Many refugees are in places like Syria or Congo, with no government help with Coronavirus testing or treatment, unsafe water, inadequate shelter and crowded living spaces. They have lost their homes and their livelihoods and do not know where to go. Therefore, as a birthday gift to me, I ask that you help me raise money for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) The IRC responds to the world’s worst crises, helping people whose lives have been upended by war, conflict and natural disasters to survive, recover and rebuild their lives. As the coronavirus continues to spread globally, vulnerable populations and those living in crisis will be hit hardest by outbreaks of disease.