As I sit on the cusp of my 40th birthday, in my safe home, with my healthy and happy 3 month old baby, my heart is cracked open wide for these families around the world right now who are in major crisis.
I want to know what I can do to help in the immediate crisis, and also how to contribute to a longer term effort for refugees entering my own country, my own community.
I am in awe of the Love Bombers out there coming forth with creative citizen driven solutions, like these people offering their homes through the "Refugee Airbnb."
I also recognize that assistance of this magnitude requires intelligent, long term planning and support.
While there are many short term efforts to donate to (find resources listed here) I have decided to create a campaign to support efforts for assisting refugees entering my own country. I will be donating 100% of profits from online viewings of Love Bomb to the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants for the month of September.