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Church-supported nonprofit collecting blankets, winter clothes for Syrian refugees


The Abilene Reporter-News in Texas reports:

Global Samaritan Resources announced Wednesday that it will collect
blankets and winter clothing through Sept. 11 to assist the millions of
refugees displaced from the Syrian civil war.

All donations should be new or gently used, according to the
Abilene-based nonprofit. The blankets and clothing can be dropped off at
the main office, at 2074 N. 1st Street, from 8:30-noon and 1-4 p.m.
Monday through Thursday, and from 8:30-noon Friday.

The organization also is seeking monetary donations to cover shipping
costs. Click on “Syrian Refugee” link on its website,
globalsamaritan.org, to donate money.

“While our government debates the merits of complex war actions, the
people of Abilene can take simple measures to promote peace,” Danny
Sims, Global Samaritan executive director, said Wednesday.”

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Last year The Christian Chronicle reported on efforts by Global Samaritan Resources to supply Syrian refugees with aid — and efforts by church members from Pepperdine University in pursuit of faith-based reconciliation for the troubled region.  

See Global Samaritan’s website for more information on contributing to the effort.

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