We welcome the New Year, praying for a change we hope will come. The tragedies and deep sadness of 2014 in Syria is what has inspired the positive focus of Bridge of Peace Syria and propelled us to help where we can to support refugee children, mostly in Syria. Looking back over the last year at the projects we were able to complete, finding Tamer, now our middle east coordinator, forging a close friendship and working relationship with him has been extremely rewarding and enabled us to accomplish much. Within 9 months we have been able to raise nearly $25,000. As we have no overhead, salaries etc. we were able to apply all of the funds to aid children in need; supplying everything from urgently needed food, blankets, jackets, hats, gloves, socks, shoes, school supplies and more to many hundreds of children and families.
As most of you may know, Tamer bravely travels into dangerous parts of Syria where many would not go in order to reach small villages and camps that are under-served or not served at all by the UN and other large organizations. The need in Syria is endless and sometimes can seem overwhelming but the rewards for us are not reaped in quantity, rather in quality.
To all of our many supporters around the globe, thank you for your “Likes”, “Comments”, “Shares” and financial assistance, especially members of our own caring community here in NW Arkansas; you have afforded this small, non-profit humanitarian aid organization to do such important work. We are grateful, humbled and feel blessed. Thank you! And, as we head into 2015 we wish you all a blessed New Year.
From the heart,
Hamsa, Moshe and Tamer
“The Fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose”