USA for UNHCR’s incredible community of donors come from a variety of backgrounds, lifestyles and places throughout the United States. But one thing they all have in common is their love and compassion for those who have been forced to flee — they are amazing refugee allies who showcase what it takes to stand in solidarity with refugees. We asked our donors why they give to USA for UNHCR and this is what they had to say:
“We are all connected on this little planet of ours. Unless all of us are safe and well and living in peace, none of us are.” — Deborah S., San Pablo, CA
“When innocent people face unjustified hatred and genocide, morality compels me to help as best I can. There is no choice, I must help.” — Chris D., The Woodlands, TX
“My mother and her family were refugees from pogroms in Ukraine a century ago. In 1920 they fled to Moldova — an all-too familiar route today. I grew up with their stories and have shared them with my children and grandchildren. This donation was requested by my grandchildren.” — Dan S., Berkeley, CA
“Basically I believe we are our brothers' keepers. We are responsible to help out fellow man to the extent we are able.” — Anonymous
“Supporting and protecting people in difficult conditions like refugees is our responsibility as civil society.” — Anonymous
“We all need to consider and act on how blessed we are and how we can act to assist those transitioning through tragedy and hardship into a new life of happiness and success.” — Anonymous
“I can't imagine living under the conditions these people are forced to endure. We can't NOT help.” — Tim L., Big Bear Lake, CA
“I'm an ordinary old lady but have so much, while people's lives are being torn apart in Ukraine and elsewhere, and will never be fully repaired. I must do what I can to help. I can't enjoy my life while their lives are destroyed. I only wish my circumstances would allow me to donate more.” — Ruth R., Salem, VA
How you can help...
Join other compassionate Americans who stand in solidarity with refugees. Help those fleeing war, violence and persecution by becoming USA for UNHCR’s newest monthly donor today.