VOICES FROM THE FIELDTHE IRC BLOG
A bold start, thanks to you
January 3, 2013 by The IRC
|Photo: Gerald Martone/IRC|
International Rescue Committee president George Rupp emailed this message of thanks to donors this afternoon:
Dear IRC Supporter,
Thanks to you, the International Rescue Committee has a lot to celebrate right now.
As 2012 drew to a close, you joined thousands of other generous donors who came forward with a gift to the IRC. In doing so, you took a powerful stand for people in need around the world — and for the future of our global community.
As the IRC begins its 80th anniversary year, please join us in celebrating the most successful matching gift campaign in our history.
Your end-of-year gift to the IRC unlocked matching funds and helped us raise a remarkable $4.8 million.
From Syria's borders to the South Bronx, in over 40 countries and 22 U.S cities, the IRC can continue its work to restore safety and dignity for millions caught in the world's worst crises. Because of your generosity:
- In the Middle East, a Syrian family fleeing violence will receive fuel, warm blankets and other essentials to help them through the winter.
- In Africa's beleaguered Sahel region, a malnourished child will receive nutrient-rich food and a new chance at life.
- In the United States, a newly arrived refugee will learn English, find a job and gain self-sufficiency.
Thank you for your compassion and continued commitment to helping the IRC lead refugees from harm to home.
I wish you a peaceful and happy 2013.
President, International Rescue Committee
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