Thinking about you!

I’m thinking of so many people I met in Gaza (9/12 – 5/13) and wondering how they are managing in the aftermath of the horrific massacres and devastation this summer. The LameStream media has left Gaza, and the donors will be circling in Cairo soon but no one from Gaza will be there, and Israel is violating the ceasefire with impunity. Where is the justice?

Palestinians are now facing a winter without shelter, and dirty, unsafe water. Medical supplies are nearly non-existent, and electricity is considered a luxury.  A LUXURY!

Unseen, however, is the trauma from Israel’s 51 days of shelling. My heart aches for the fear and numbness many of these children must have felt, and will feel, for the foreseeable future.

Americans can help make a little dent in the healing process by participating in the UNRWA-USA Gaza Solidarity 5K run/walk in San Francisco on October 18 or Los Angeles/Orange County on October 25.

By participating, you will directly support UNRWA’s psycho-social support program to provide these children with critically needed counseling services, offering them a safe space to express their emotions and fears, and the opportunity to work with trained counselors to learn valuable coping skills.

If you can’t join the festivities, you can participate by supporting one of the teams running.  Check out this link to choose a team and make your online donation. And here’s the team I’m supporting.

We are running and donating in the name of our beloved cousin Mohammad Abu Khdeir, a 16 yr old boy who was brutally taken from us by Israeli settlers on July 2, 2014 and for all Palestinian children who will never get to grow up, and the ones who were forced to grow up too soon. #FreePalestine #FreeGaza #Justice4Mohammad

PLEASE!  Open your pocketbook and support these young people in Gaza.

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There are many, many, many others I’m thinking of and praying that they’re OK!

 

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “Thinking about you!

  1. Lora, this post was very meaningful to me… please be assured that what you do is making a much broader difference than what you may think on the days of discouragement. You do the pebble in the lake thing and can’t know what the ripples will touch…

  2. Wow! I just noticed that the team I’m supporting at the 5K in San Francisco has raised $500 in donations. Now lets help them raise $1,000.

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