Faith & Heart: Uniting to Help Syrian Refugees
Heart to Heart International’s Faith and Heart event was a great success. The Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, BD, FedEx, Henry Schein, and 900 diverse volunteers built 7,500 hygiene kits for Syrian refugees.
The event on Sunday, June 26, brought together individuals and families of diverse faiths to assemble hygiene kits. Over 900 volunteers helped build these kits through the afternoon which will be shipped to Turkey and then distributed to refugees by Orient For Human Relief. The hygiene kits contain the supplies necessary to maintain basic hygiene, thus helping prevent the spread of disease. Participants assembled kits designed to meet the specific needs of women and girls, an especially vulnerable population during times of crisis.
This was a a fun and exciting event held at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York City. Participants had the chance to see the historic Armory, which contains fascinating historical items dating back to the Civil War.
Read more from an article in the Observer, here.
Academy Award-winning actor F. Murray Abraham stopped by to help with our efforts.
To view more images of the Faith & Heart event, please go here.
To read more about the Faith & Heart event from Henry Schein’s blog, please go here.
Hosting a Kit Assembly Event is easy. You start with a commitment to build a minimum of 450 Kits.
From there, you will work with HHI’s PowrServ division, which will provide a turn-key project for you to hold at your company, your religious facility or elsewhere.
PowrServ will guide you through the entire process.
- Purchase, collect and provide all materials to assemble Kits at your event.
- Ship all materials to your location.
- Provide a PowrServ staff member to be on-site to help set up and to provide instructions and quality guidelines.
- Give you event collateral and digital materials – posters, handouts, pdfs – to help you spread the word and generate excitement internally.
- If desired, can add a personalization on each Kit mentioning your company/group efforts.
- Collect all Kits for shipment back to HHI’s Operations Hub for distribution to people in need!
The PowrServ team is ready to work with you to schedule and coordinate the best Kit Assembly Event ever! Contact us to begin the process.
Global Need for Kits
Personal hygiene is a basic human need, especially for those suffering due to crisis. Natural disasters impact over 200 million people every year. Man-made disasters (armed conflict, poverty) impact over 120 million. In 2015, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimated there were over 50 million refugees or internally displaced people world-wide. That number has expanded significantly in 2016 as a result of the ongoing conflict in the Middle East. PowrServ is uniquely positioned to address the needs of individuals and communities in crisis by assembling hygiene kits designed to provide the resources to maintain hygiene and dignity. We offer organizations the opportunity to change lives, one simple kit at a time.
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Your donation will impact a life in need.
Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees (MFA), a project of the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, is the United States’ leading interfaith response to the Syrian refugee crisis. Our mission is to mobilize global support to alleviate the Syrian humanitarian crisis, heighten awareness of its growing dangers, and advance future stability in the region. Comprised of more than 60 affiliate organizations, MFA is enlisting the moral authority of religious and civil society leaders to address the ongoing suffering of Syria’s war victims.
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization. JDC works in 70 countries and in Israel to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, create lasting connections to Jewish life, and provide immediate relief and long-term development support for victims of natural and man-made disasters.
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