Syrian Earthquake Relief Fund
Jenny & Andy
As you may have heard/seen on the news, the devastation in Syria and Turkey from the recent earthquakes has been catastrophic - leaving thousands without shelter, water, food, and emergency care.
However, you may not know that we have a dedicated and hard-working group of Syrian refugees on our team at Solidwear. They are part of our pack and trim department and came to Canada 5 years ago to seek refuge from the Syrian war. They still have immediate family in Syria (specifically in Aleppo, an area that was significantly devastated by the earthquake), who have now lost their homes and limited access to necessary resources.
To help relieve some of their burdens, we are asking you, our community, to donate to support our Syrian employees' families and reinforce their rebuilding process. They have requested to stay anonymous to help protect their privacy during this difficult time.
In addition, Solidwear pledges to make a matching donation to a maximum of $10,000.
Once the matching period ends, we will allocate the total amount of funding directly to the families in Aleppo. These critical funds will allow immediate and ongoing efforts for safe shelter and survival necessities.
We cannot express enough the importance of how every dollar will make a difference in the lives of these families, and we urge each one of you to please donate what you can.
Pictured here is one of the families we are helping to support, during their last visit to Aleppo. The first photo shows them infront of the Citadel, and the second shows what the Citadel looks like today: