A message of hope.
REBUILDING ALLIANCE SENDS MARTIN LUTHER KING’S MESSAGE OF HOPE TO SYRIAN REFUGEES AND HOSTS PUBLIC READING OF MLK SPEECHES AS SHIPPING CONTAINER FILLS WITH CLOTHES FOR FREEZING FAMILIES.
January 19, 2015
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Rebuilding Alliance invited people of all faiths and backgrounds to send-off a 40 ft. shipping container full of donated shoes, bedding, clothing, and toys to Syrian refugees sheltering in Lebanon. We gathered to quote MLK’s speeches, share lunch, and wish the container well on its journey.
With over 8 million Syrian refugees now fleeing to neighboring countries Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey to escape the ongoing civil war, the Syrian refugee crisis has become the worst in history. Rebuilding Alliance partnered with Jewish Voice for Peace - South Bay, and the Swasia Charity Foundation of New Jersey to make sure these goods reached the families who need them most.
In a special homage to MLK’s legacy, a film crew recorded members of the crowd reciting segments of MLK’s speech in English, Arabic, Hindi, and Chinese, for a Youtube message to Syrians and people everywhere. The video is soon to come.