You can help refugees online

After a holiday weekend  feasting, spending time with family and shopping, you may be looking for a way to share some of your good fortune. Through Rescue.org.  you can purchase items for refugees - blankets, temporary shelters, solar lamps and chargers and more. 

The International Rescue Committee was founded in 1933 "at the call of Albert Einstein. The organization is efficient - 92% of funds go to programs, 3% for fundraising, and 5% for administration. The IRC has received top ratings from Charity Navigator and CharityWatch.

The IRC is at work in more than 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities.

You can accomplish some of your Christmas shopping by making the purchase in the name of someone on your list.

Some of the items that can be purchased for the refugees include: 

$25 Solar lamp and charger

$54 Temporary Shelters  for four families

$84 for 15 blankets

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