All the updates are on 7iber but just in case my readers missed it, I’d like to re-articulate it here on the Black Iris. Suffice to say, the Aramex Campaign is going fairly well and we’re still helping them through 7iber and the Action Committee to mobilize volunteers. So far, the Aramex people have done a pretty incredible job when it comes to accepting all these donations coming in from abroad, primarily Dubai.
Last night, seven large trucks pulled up to the warehouse and packed it full of clothes, food and some medicine. This is all the more reason to need more and more volunteers willing to help us out. Last night we had around 60 if not more, but need to more people to sort and package the food. So if you’re willing to donate an hour or two of your time tonight and the nights to follow, hop in a car with your friends and come over between 4pm and 10pm (come no later than 8:30pm).
The equation is very simple: the more volunteers, the faster we can package, the faster these items can be sent and the faster they can get to their final destination: Gaza.
Our Medical Campaign is going very well.
We raised a total of 20,000JDs worth of medical equipment, including an expensive dialysis machine that is already on its way to Gaza, along with hundreds of blood-lines, needles and other various medical supplies.
A lot of people are still asking “where?” and “how?”, so again, the details are all on 7iber. It’s easy. Just put some money in an envelope, mark on it “7iber” so they know what it’s for, and drop it off at any Jordan River Foundation collection booth (locations posted on 7iber).
So once again:
We need more volunteers.
And if you’re willing to donate financially, do so through the Jordan River Foundation.
Anyone who has been watching the news these past few days can clearly see the extent to which these medical supplies are needed. Frustrated doctors complaining of lacking supplies at the Shifaa Hospital in Gaza are on Al-Jazeera every day.
So please spread the word as far and wide as possible. Send an SMS to some friends and ask them to forward it. Direct them to 7iber for information, directions and details. Post it on your blog if you’ve got one. Do what you can, because trust me, every little thing helps.