This initiative started in August 2014 with an email to the mothers in Samara Levy’s son’s year group, appealing for winter clothes and shoes to send to the people displaced in Iraq who lost everything when IS took their towns, cities and villages.
It has quickly grown into a larger project which provides medical and humanitarian aid, currently focused on Syria. We have sent 110 consignments (artic lorries to Iraq, and 40’ containers and ambulances shipped to Syria) carrying clothes, shoes, bedding, toiletries/hygiene items, essential medical equipment, ambulances and school equipment. We have also provided four small emergency field hospitals in different locations, at different times during the conflict. We also support food farming projects and run an outreach centre for orphans and widows in Syria which feeds and educates 40-70 orphans every day as well as providing livelihood training for widows. The centre has proved such a success that we are building a second in a different location. We are also about to open our first permanent medical centre, which is the first stage towards designing and building a new hospital.
The aid we provide serves vulnerable people, and our teams serve everyone in need regardless of their faith, political views, gender, ethnicity or other defining categories. Our aim is to demonstrate the unconditional love of God to people who are in great need.