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Ramadan Food Drive

Our Ramadan Food Drive is feeding hundreds of families in Jordan right now. Please continue to donate so we can continue the distributions. Below are photos from our most recent distribution from our warehouse in Madaba. Thank you for all your support, keep it coming!

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May Clothing Drive Results

Thank you to everyone who helped and donated to our clothing and household goods drive that just wrapped up yesterday (May 31). It was a huge success, here are the totals:

12,376 pounds of soft goods/clothing turned in yesterday
1102 pounds of soft goods/clothing turned in last week
439 pounds of hard goods, books, household items

Total = 13,917 pounds!!!!

Value Village will be giving SCM just over $2700, that will be put to good use right away on our programs to help refugees in Jordan. The money will go to the Ramadan Food Drive to provide food for the refugee families. $31 buys a box of staples and a small amount of meat to feed one family for a month.

Thank you to all of our drop off locations: MAPS/MCRC in Redmond, Masjid Dar al-Arqam in Lynnwood, and Miro Tea in Ballard. Thank you to all the volunteers who came out to help load, drive, unload the trucks!

And thank you to Value Village for having this program that helps us raise much needed funds! They are a pleasure to work with and Bernice is always so helpful!

 

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WFP Announces Contributions, But Crisis Not Over

The World Food Program recently posted the following update on their website, noting that they had received pledges to cover the food program into January, but that is it. We still need to do more.

ROME – Following an unprecedented social media campaign, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today the tally of contributions by government donors towards the reinstatement of food assistance to nearly 1.7 million Syrian refugees.

Thanks to substantial support from government partners in donor countries, a total of US$88.4 million has been raised to date.  As this exceeds the goal of US$64 million required to fund the refugee programme in December, it allows WFP to cover some of the refugees’ food needs in January.

This is the latest from the World Food Program. Over recent days, the following (in alphabetical order) have announced contributions: 

Belgium (US$138,000)

European Union (US$6.2 million)

Germany (US$5.4 million)

Ireland (US$1.1 million)

Netherlands (US$7.5 million)

Norway (US$10.2 million)

Qatar (US$2 million)

Saudi Arabia (US$52 million)

Switzerland (US$2.1 million).

The total also includes US$1.8 million from individuals and private sector donors.

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