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This is an update on the Syrian refugees crisis.  More information including a video is available within by clicking on the link inside the body of the White House e-mail.
Whatever you can do regardless of how small will make a big difference in their lives.
Salma, who is aged at least 90, wears an old ring that she was given by her dying mother when she was just 10 years old. Salma says her mother told her, “Keep this ring and remember me.’ She intends to wear the ring to her grave. ‘It’s not valuable – not silver or gold – just an old ring. But it’s all that I have left.’​
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More ways you can help this #GivingTuesday:As Americans, we do what we can to help the most vulnerable in our communities and around the world.

That’s why, in addition to the $4.5 billion our government has given to assist those affected by the Syrian crisis, we’re working across the board to find more ways to support Syrians in need both abroad and here in the U.S.

There’s much more work to do, and Americans across the country are stepping up to do what they can to help Syrians and other refugees in need.

Join them — enter your location into this map to find volunteer opportunities at organizations that are helping refugees start fresh in your community.

Map of Refugee Assistance Organizations

Businesses and foundations are also engaged in this effort. Kickstarter launched its first-ever non-profit campaign dedicated to humanitarian aid. Airbnb offered free housing credits to aid workers in the region, Twitter created a feature to allow donations to non-governmental organizations via tweets, and Instacart gave their customers the option of buying food for refugee families. Through InterAction’s Hope for Syria fund, nine aid organizations will provide additional lifesaving relief and support to Syrian refugees rebuilding their shattered lives.

#GivingTuesday is a movement that shows the impact we can have when we all pull together. And this holiday season, it’s an opportunity to recommit to our country’s proud tradition of providing support to the most vulnerable — and to challenge ourselves to continue being as generous as we can in meeting their needs.

As the President said, to slam the door in refugees’ faces, to decide not to help when we know that we can help, would be a betrayal of our values.

Take a minute to see if there are ways you can devote your skills and energy to help refugees in need in your area:


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