Below is an article written for the Bellingham Herald by one of our volunteers who is now helping to raise money and recently held a clothing drive to benefit SCM’s refugee aid programs. Thank you for all you are doing Barbara!!
A small, local step to ease international suffering from war, drought
According to Elaisha Stokes, an award-winning journalist and filmmaker, the U.N. reported the “drought caused 75 percent of Syria’s farms to fail and 85 percent of livestock to die between 2006 and 2011. The collapse in crop yields forced as many as 1.5 million Syrians to migrate to urban centers, like Homs and Damascus.”
Read full article here: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article96715257.html