The Lengths I’ll Go to Try to Impress You (& be of service)
I like to brag. And every now and them I’m a cowgirl who’s all hat and no cattle. But I did something I didn’t think I could do in the video below, see if you can do it with me!
Despite the fact I just blacked out and awoke being transported by aliens to a watery planet I can still transmit information about how to support the refugees. Amazing and indefatigable volunteer organizer, Fred Morlet (who I met in Kara Tepe camp in Lesbos, Greece last fall) runs the NGO Humanitarian Support Agency.
You can pop over and visit their site HERE.
The U.N.’s refugee agency reports we are suffering “the highest number of displaced people ever — surpassing even post-World War II numbers, when the world was struggling to come to terms with the most devastating event in history.”
Every day HSA volunteers distribute food; clean, dry clothes; they’ve developed a community tea point for socializing; they provide safety and security and even a learning center in many of their camps; they clean up the shores of Greece where the refugees land and leave safety vests and other detritus. What this agency is doing is taxing and super human, considering the vast number of people they serve.
They need our support.
I suggest volunteering to anyone who feels adrift or simply like they need to be more useful and connected. But if you don’t have the time you can donate much needed funds to HSA through their PayPal account at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I trust Fred explicitly as I’ve seen firsthand how hard he works. Also, I once gave him my money pouch of donations and inside I accidentally left my passport! He found it the following day, approached me with a smile and said, “I think you might be needing this” as he handed it to me. Whew.
Here’s a look at the faces I met last fall (and thank you in advance):