If you're like me, you stared in helpless horror at the image of a drowned little boy washed ashore on a Turkish beach.
If you're like me, you couldn't sleep that night. You tossed and turned. You couldn't get that image out of your head. His little blue sneakers.
If you're like me, you started reading and reading and reading. You wanted to know what had happened and WHY. And when the magnitude of this disaster hit you—nearly 12 million people displaced by ISIS, 50% of them under the age of 18—you felt helpless. What can one person do to stop this horror?
I felt this helplessness. I know I can't do much. But I can SOMETHING. I can do ONE or two things. Maybe three.
Here's how I helped and how you can, too!
1. Make a sign with the hashtag #RefugeesWelcome or #RefugeesWelcomeHere and tag your local or state representative on social media.
2. Donate to humanitarian organizations already on the ground, ready to serve. I donated to World Vision. They have a special crisis relief fund especially set up for Syria. You can FIND THAT HERE.
3. Partner with the Justice Conference, World Relief and Ann Voskamp to help welcome refugees.
Alone, we can't do much. Together, we can change the world. Let's be the church. Let's be the hands and feet of Jesus. #RefugeesWelcome #RefugeesWelcomeHere