Hi everyone! I’m fundraising for UNRWA USA by participating in the Gaza 5K walk/run at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, March 24, 2018.
In light of the US Administration’s decision to cut critical funding to UNRWA, I choose to show my solidarity with Palestine refugees by committing myself to raise even more for the Community Mental Health Programme. The trauma of the conflict and the stress of living under blockade, unable to leave the Gaza Strip, has left thousands of refugees, particularly children, in need of psycho-social support.
Their situation may seem hopeless, but by providing counseling through UNRWA, we can support their mental health, help them cope with their traumas, and improve their quality of life. Though I know I can’t change the world for every refugee, with your support, I intend to reach as many children as possible.
If you share my commitment to bettering mental health for Palestine refugee children, please donate to my 5K run. All proceeds will go directly to the Community Mental Health Programme and employ 24 new CMHP counselors in the Gaza Strip.
Thank you for joining me in showing Palestine refugees that Americans care, and for giving what you can!
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