Support OM's work with Refugees

Operation Mobilization is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Funds raised by the Refuge Ride go to support the work of Operation Mobilization with Syrian Refugees and Internally Displaced People. For this project only 2% of your gift is taken out by OM USA for administrative purposes.


Here's what your gift can do for the people of Syria...

$10 - Twenty large, warm blankets

$15 - Three synthetic sleeping mats

$25 - Kitchen cooking set for 1 family

$75 - One month food pack for 1 family (includes rice, cracked wheat , lentils, chickpeas, beans, flour, tea, canned food, and detergents)

$155 - Winter pack for 1 family (includes a stove, blankets and small carpet - families with babies also receive milk and diapers)

$325 - Trauma care training for an educator

 $525 - One month food packs for 7 families

$1000 - Seeds, tools and watering for one greenhouse

$1,500 - Micro enterprise orchard with 12 apple trees (families receive trees plus training to grow apples which can be sold to provide income)

$3,000 - Professional trainer for trauma counseling

$8,000 - Micro enterprise greenhouse 20 x 4 meters


To mail your donation please make checks payable to "Operation Mobilization". 

Please put "9357" or "Refuge Ride" in the memo.


Operation Mobilization

Finance Dept. - Refuge Ride

PO Box 444

Tyrone, GA 30290-0444

USA


OM USA phone: 770-631-0432

The Need

There are now over 4.8 million Syrian Refugees, 76% of whom are women and children. Over 8.7 million are Internally Displaced within Syria. Operation Mobilization has teams in place to help Syrian people from all backgrounds including Muslims, Kurds and Christians.


Meeting Immediate Physical Needs:

The situation in Syria continues to deteriorate. The impact of the war is devastating. The number of Internally Displaced People within Syria and people fleeing into neighboring countries is growing by the day. The need for aid is immense. Our partners distribute food packs that include rice, cracked wheat (bulghar), lentils, chickpeas, beans, flour, tea, canned food, and detergents. They also distribute foam mattresses and infant blankets to families living temporarily in schools. Schools are being equipped with additional water tanks. 


Meeting Emotional Needs:

A trauma counseling program is also being developed. Resources are needed for professional counselors to train and equip local educators to address the incomprehensible distress of their own people. 


Long Term Needs:

As the crisis continues, unemployment is rising. Our partners are creating income generating projects that will have a long-term impact. Orchard and Greenhouse projects will provide Syrians with both food and income. By receiving training and help with start-up costs, families will be given the tools to grow their own income generating produce. 


“With a million people in flight, millions more displaced internally, and thousands of people continuing to cross the border every day, Syria is spiraling towards full-scale disaster ... The international humanitarian response capacity is dangerously stretched. This tragedy has to be stopped.” SOURCE: SYDNEY MORNING HERALD 2013-03-07


“Many of the people are arriving with next to nothing, so we’re trying to provide some of the basic items people need. Some of the refugees have lost homes and family members in the conflict, and many have had to say goodbye to people they fear they may never see again. We are seeing more and more people arriving every day into what is an increasingly desperate situation.” SOURCE: ACTIONAID UK 2013-03-07