05Oct2022

SCM Medical Missions

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Category: Lebanon

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Eid Distributions

As the end of Ramadan approaches, SCM has been busy distributing food, supplies, clothing and toys to local refugee families and to those in Jordan and Lebanon. Thank you to all who have donated and to our teams in Lebanon and Jordan. Our teams organize and conduct the distributions so SCM can help as many people as possible. It’s not too late to donate for Ramada, so please visit our Donation page.

Here are just a few photos from the various distributions.

Quit distribution at our Madaba warehouse
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Ramadan Food Drive 2021

Ramadan begins next month on the 12th of April. Please join us in providing food to refugees here in the Seattle area as well as in Jordan and Lebanon. We will be distributing packages of food for families of 4-5 that will have basic necessities such as salt, sugar, beans, pasta, cooking oil, tinned meat, tea, and more, and will feed them for a month.

Ramadan Food Drive Goal: $10,000

We have already begun distributions of clothing for refugees living in Jordan and women from Daraa and also from Damascus came to our warehouse to pick out clothing for themselves. It was Mother’s Day in the Middle East so we had a special distribution for them. Thank you for your donations for our shipping containers as well as monetary donations that enabled this to happen. Don’t forget we have another container going out soon and you can check or previous post for the needed items for that container.

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Lebanon in Need

For most people 2020 was the most globally disruptive and devastating year in their lives. Lockdowns, restrictions on movements, persecutions, corruption, high unemployment, etc. This was taking place all around the world. Think of the refugees that had everything taken from them due to wars and unrest in their countries.

The only thing that gives me hope for the human race is the support that SCM gets from people like you. I know that you are going through your own hardships, but at the same time understand what others are going through. Amidst the pandemic and the political and economic hardships our donors are still giving and helping. I am again asking for your help in Lebanon, which took a major blow on August 4th when warehouses that were storing abandoned, unstable chemicals blew up and devastated the port area of Beirut.

With your support we have been able to get vital medications, clothing, and medical equipment to the people. With a following of people with big hearts we have been able to supply over $50,000 worth of medical supplies just this year, but there is still so much more to do. Our fundraising goal for Lebanon over the next few weeks is to raise $35,000 to buy more medications and food and finish setting up the clinics we have planned.

We are also collecting items for a 40ft container that is going out at the end of March to Lebanon. We will be opening a free clinic in Saida for the people in need: giving them medicines, clothing, food vouchers and a place that they can come to learn how to support themselves with training classes. To do this we still need your help. We are trying to raise enough money to get more supplies to the people of Lebanon, including the Syrians and Palestinians that are living there and need help.

Our Regional Manager recently went to Lebanon to bring them medications not available in Lebanon and funds for food that we distributed in the Bekka Valley and in Saida.

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Food Distribution in Saida, Lebanon

Today our team in Lebanon distributed food to the people of Saida/Sidon, just south of Beirut. The packages are supplies for a family of 5, containing beans, sugar, salt, tinned fish, cheese, pasta, and more.

Please don’t forget the containers we are trying to fill for Lebanon and Jordan that will hopefully go out later this month. You visit our Amazon Wish List at https://a.co/0Ps2qrt. You can also send or deliver donations to our office at 3806 Whitman Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98103. We need wheel chairs, socks and undergarments for all ages/sizes (new, please), school supplies and backpacks for the school supplies, blankets (also new, please), donations for solar lanterns and the Shoes That Grow.

Thank you!

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Handing Out Bread in Beirut

Handing Out Bread in Beirut

SCM's team in Lebanon handed out bread yesterday. The situation is getting worse by the day. There are shortages of food and medicines, and people are desperate to feed their families. 

SCM plans to keep helping the people of Lebanon with food and medicines as much as we can. We are also sending a container to Beirut that will be filled with humanitarian supplies. Please visit our Amazon list for items we need. You can order strait from the list and the items will be shipped to our office.

We also need larger items like wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, oxygen concentrators, and other medical supplies. If you are local, these items can be dropped off at our store room in Lynnwood. Please contact us for details on this (206-545-7307)

We are planning to send the containers out in mid-March, so please help us get them filled!
Amazon: https://a.co/0Ps2qrt

Also needed for the container:

The Shoes That Grow: https://fundraise.becauseinternational.org/fundraiser/2591021 

LuminAID Solar Lantern Phone Chargers: https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=KNPWKPB29W55A

General Donation for Lebanon Relief: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=PCM26VRSJHJ3L&source=url

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Thank You

Dear SCM Friends:
2020 was a historic and trying year for all of us. I can’t thank you enough for all the support that you have given us during these tough times. I just want to say thank you to all of you, from your monetary support to the support of goods and donations and that you have given to us, thank you.
In 2020 I thought, at times, that we might not make it through the year. At the beginning of the pandemic, we were asking ourselves what we were going to do, what we would be able to do. Everyone was being told to stay home, work from home, go out only for essential things. So many people were suddenly out of work. It was hard to see then how we could get anything done except make phone calls and send emails!

We made a commitment to help keep local refugees in their homes and the lights on. As we all figured things out and the scientists learned more about the virus, we figured out ways to do things like a container loading and clothing drive to raise funds. You stepped up in a big way to keep our refugee rent assistance program going and also to help refugees in Jordan and Greece. Then the explosion at the Port of Beirut happened on August 4th, and we had to switch our focus from the Syrian refugees to the Lebanese people and others that are living in Lebanon. This threw everything into chaos as we scrambled to find a way to help.

But we just do not have the people power to keep this going. People are suffering and our donor base is also suffering from the lack of work and their own issues to keep their families together, safe and healthy. We had to change focus and do it fast. COVID-19 was spreading fast in the region and we had orders from the governments that we had to maintain quarantine, which means that we were not able to do distributions that were so needed in both Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. We needed to get special permissions, which we did, but at the same time we wanted to make sure that our volunteers were also protected.

This made it a very difficult time for SCM. But with the help of people like you are donors and supporters we were able to help and get medicines and other humanitarian supplies out to the right people and still keep our own volunteers safe.

Just a few days ago, an entire refugee camp in Lebanon was burned to the ground, leaving hundreds of people who already had so little, with nothing, once again. So we can’t let up now.

From the first days of lockdown in March, it was clear that SCMs work was going to be challenged by the circumstance, but it would be more important than ever to the people we serve. We adapted and grew to meet the obstacles the best we could. I’m so proud of our incredible team that kept going through it all.

George with his wife and daughter and Dr. Tony distributing the medications

SCM is grateful for you all for your support and for standing by the vulnerable people in our community and in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Greece. We wish you and your loved ones much health joy peace and hope 2021 will be a brighter year.

Thank you again for all your support and remember this is not over yet so please keep standing beside us. We need you more than ever.

Rita Zawaideh, Founder
SCM