This campaign aims to raise one million dollars to aid the White Helmets of Syria. The volunteer White Helmets carry out dangerous and selfless work, under heavy bombardments and threats in the conflcit zones of Syria. This campaign hopes to raise funds to assist wounded White Helmets, help the families of their fallen rescue workers, and replace lifesaving equipment destroyed in the bombing.
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Every day in Syria, volunteer rescue workers from the White Helmets rush to the scenes of bombings to pull people out from under the rubble and carry them to safety. Their courageous and selfless work has given hope to millions of civilians.
This year, they were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and favourites for a win. Hundreds of thousands of us supported their nomination, signing petitions, creating art and spreading the word about their amazing work. They didn't win it this year, missing out on the $1 million prize money. Let's raise it ourselves
The White Helmets are an unlikely group of heroes. These former tailors, bakers, teachers and other ordinary Syrians banded together in 2013 to save the lives others were working so hard to take. They have now saved more than 73,530 lives. But for the work they do, White Helmet volunteers and their civil defence centres are often targeted. Russian and Syrian regime planes bomb civilians, and then they circle back bomb the rescue workers and medical workers who come to help.
Together let’s help replace the rescue equipment and ambulances that they’ve lost in the bombings. Let’s buy them diggers so they can pull heavy concrete slabs off of survivors buried in the rubble. Let’s provide medical care for wounded White Helmets and look after the families of the 146 volunteers killed in the line of duty.
Please help us raise enough money from around the world so that every White Helmet knows their work is powered by great love and support from people around the world.
Please give what you can - these brave volunteers are giving everything.