We are holding an event to raise money for the IRC! However if you cannot make the event, this is the page to make your donations!
The International Rescue Committee 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.
Tickets to the event are on a donation basis, we suggest $5, but you get to decide! You can purchase them online here: https://ircfundraiser.member.buzz/event/1026
HERE ARE THE FACTS:
- 68.5 million individuals are forcibly displaced as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, or human rights violations.
- Of these 68.5 million people: 25.4 million are refugees, 40 million are internally displaced people; and 3.1 million are asylum-seekers.
- More than half the refugees around the globe are under the age of 18, even though children make up 31 percent of the world's population
- Syria alone is considered one of the worst modern humanitarian crisis of our time. Half the country's pre-war population (more than 11 million) have been killed or forced to flee
- New displacement remains very high. One person becomes displaced every 2 seconds – less than the time it takes to read this sentence. That’s 30 people who are newly displaced every minute
- Of every $1 the IRC spends, more than 89¢ goes to programs and services that directly benefit people affected by crisis.
If you would like to learn more about our cause check out: https://www.rescue.org/
Excited to see you all there! Anyone and everyone is invited!
Please reach out to Denny or Maddy for any additional questions regarding the organization, volunteer opportunities or the event!