SEATTLE, WA (January 21, 2015) — World Vision has joined forces with Seattle-area non-profit One Day’s Wages to bring basic services and protection against freezing weather to Syrian families forced from their homes by brutal war.
The organizations announced a campaign starting Tuesday, January 27 and ending Saturday, January 31, during which they will call on Americans to donate the equivalent of one day’s worth of their income. One Day’s Wages will match every dollar donated up to $50,000. The funds will be used by World Vision to resource their ongoing relief efforts for Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq, as well as those displaced within Syria.
“More than 11 million Syrian people have fled their homes. Some 3.8 million have had to flee the country — and 2 million of those are children,” says Lawren Sinnema with World Vision’s emergency response team. “These refugees have very little — barely what they need to survive — and the winter storms they’ve recently endured only threaten them further.”
“One day’s wage is less than half a percent of our annual income, and the needs in Syria are devastating,” said Philip Keeton, operations director at One Day’s Wages. “We’re eager to see the response of caring Americans who are willing to give up a small portion of what they have for those who have so little.”
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About One Day’s Wages:
One Day’s Wages is a movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty. The One Day’s Wages vision is to change global issues of injustice affecting millions of people, regardless of race, culture, sex, age, and religion. Our strategy is to inspire people around the world to simply donate one day’s wages and to renew that pledge monthly, quarterly, or yearly. For more information, please visit http://www.OneDaysWages.org/.
About World Vision:
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization conducting relief, development, and advocacy activities in its work with children, families, and their communities in nearly 100 countries to help them reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. For more information, please visit www.WorldVision.org/media-center/ or on Twitter @WorldVisionUSA.
- Local organizations partner to help families displaced by war in Syria.
- The week-long campaign will ask Americans to make donations equal to their daily income.
- One Day’s Wages will match every dollar donated, up to $50,000.