This single Syrian man, himself a refugee, has worked hours upon hours to make more than 30 lists for new arrival refugee families in El Cajon. We thank him for his help and now it's time for his own list!
Syrian Family of six including an eight-year-old boy, pictured here in the middle, who has been diagnosed with a severe case of Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a rare genetic disorder that causes brittle bones and stunted growth. Mom is young, in her mid twenties, and she is an INCREDIBLE cook who bakes delicious cakes.
This very large Syrian family of nine moved to Jordan in 2013, where they applied to come to the US through the UNHCR, arriving in the US in August, 2016. One of the children has special needs, and none of the family members can speak English yet, making work very difficult to find, so this family needs your help and support.
Syrian family of six (mom, dad, four children ages 2, 7, 9, and 11) fled their home in 2013 and went to Jordan, living in a refugee camp where they applied for refugee status with the UNHCR and eventually made it to the US. Mom and dad have serious health problems and it causes a lot of stress for the family.
Syrian family of five with a newborn! Mom, dad, twin boys age 7, and an 8-year-old daughter. They left Syria in 2012, staying in Jordan for four years until being awarded resettlement in the US and arriving to Southern California in August, 2016. They need help with clothes, household items and personal care supplies.
Afghan Family of five (mom, dad, three children ages 6, 8 and 9) arrived on March 14, 2017. Dad was previously working as an engineer in Afghanistan, he speaks English very well and is now seeking employment. They need household essentials and clothing for the children to help them make their home together.
Syrian family of six (mom, dad, two boys and two girls) arrived just wo days before the first Muslim ban. The family had to flea from Halab, Syria to Istanbul, Turkey after their house was completely destroyed. In Istanbul, the older boys had to work to support the family financially and the girls were not able to attend school. They arrived here hoping for a brighter future.
Mom, dad and five (!) girls left Homs, Syria for Damascus in 2012, where they stayed for two months before leaving for Dara on the border of Jordan. They made it across the border to Jordan traveling on foot, staying in camp for 10 days before making it to Aman. They arrived in the US in October, 2016.
S's personal story: "I am S, born and brought up in Egypt. I have completed my BSC in Medical Sciences in 2008 and moved to India afterwards for volunteer work in southeastern India. By the end of my mission, Egypt was falling under huge political problems that necessitated my Asylum in India. I lived in India until I was granted the approval for admission to the US under the Obama Administration, and was granted entry to the US on 26 January 2017. I consider myself lucky to meet Miry and her team and the generous families who support our cause. I need to be introduced to the American Society. Here I am, starting my first job, and will begin renting my own home on 4 March."