Blanket Drive for Syrian & Iraqi Refugees
Once again, this year Embrace Relief and Northern Virginia Regional Commission will organize a blanket drive to help Syrian and Iraqi refugee families in need during the harsh winter months that will soon be upon them. In most cases, these families left their homes with what little part of their belongings that could fit on their backs. In 2013, with your generous support, we collected nearly 18,000 blankets to help Syrian refugees in Turkey whom fled their homes due to the erupting violence in Syria.
Since 2013, the crisis in Syria has only grown worse with now more than one million Syrian refugees living in Turkey alone. Refugee camps have outgrown their capacity and refugees are surviving on makeshift shelters in border cities. Now, with further unrest in the area, Iraqi refugees have started fleeing to Turkey causing the amount of people in dire need to multiply by the thousands on a regular basis.
This year the blanket drive will take place from November 1, 2014 through November 22nd, 2014. We ask once again for your support in our effort to provide warmth to these people in need. Please click here to find the nearest drop off location. We are eternally grateful for your donations. If you cannot locate a shelter near you, please remember that every dollar donated counts. Please click here to make a monetary donation. Your contributions will be used to provide a blanket and go towards the purchase of basic necessities required for caring for the Syrian and Iraqi refugees.
Blanket Drop Off Location:
The Turkish American Society of Missouri
664 Lemay Ferry Rd., St. Louis , MO 63125