Hello, I'm Roman Messali, a 9th grader at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, MD. Growing up in Lebanon and Israel, refugee camps were a common sight and I would frequently tour them with my schools or other organizations. Though I cannot even begin to imagine the struggles which they endure, I have seen them first hand and ever since I was exposed to these unjust inequalities which plague our world, I have held it dear to me that I would do all I can to aid them. And for this reason, I have decidied to create this fundraiser as a first step.
During this global pandemic, it is important we don't resort and sucumb to the urge of our insticts; fear. Though many of us are held in quarantine, it is necessary we don't let our minds do the same. Instead, we need to remain open-minded and step-up to help those in need. Though helping our local community is crucial, a cause just as important remains, helping those most in need. Throughout hundreds and hundreds of refugee camps all over the world, those seeking aslyum are now most in danger, with COVID-19 being especially rampant in refugee camps, areas where people often live in close promixity to one another and proper santitation, despite large efforts, is not always guaranteed. This is why I have decided to create this fundraiser to directly aid the efforts of the International Rescue Committee, who work directly with refugee camps in Greece, Syria, Bangladesh, and countless other countries all over the globe to ensure proper sanitation, provide proper health care, and are fighting the COVID-19 outbreak in camps, among numerous other efforts. Though these people live thousands and thousands of miles away, at the end of the day, they're human just like you and me, and deserve safety and help. Please consider donating.
What YOU Can Do To Help:
- Donate: Whether it's $5 or $500, every dollar counts and will be greatly appreciated by countless needing lives!
- Share this Page: Though I understand donating might not be readily accessible for everyone, sharing this page is easy and goes to great lenghts to help!
Thank you for your time, consideration, and donations!