The Outreach Foundation Supports Relief Efforts in Syria

The Outreach Foundation has sent more than $37,000 to the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon to assist with its relief efforts to Presbyterian families from Homs, the city most adversely affected by the violent conflict going on in the country. Many families come from the hard-hit Baba Amr district of Homs, pictured here.

The pastor of the 120 families who make up the church in Homs shares a story typical of many of his parishioners. Last December a bomb damaged the home of a family living in Baba Amr, a part of Homs where many clashes were taking place. Finding their car also riddled with bullets, the parents grabbed a bit of clothing and fled with their two young-adult daughters to Damascus where they had relatives. When there was a lull in the fighting, they made their way back to remove some of their possessions, only to find the house completely looted of 32 years of belongings. 

The pastor writes: On behalf of many families within the circle of our church, we thank… The Outreach Foundation for your prayers and support at this critical time in our beloved country - Syria, and especially our city - Homs, where people suffer much in the current violence, and  where all kind of help is needed, spiritually, economically and socially. Many families of our congregation are in real need for the support.

A fuller report including a financial narrative will be provided by Rev. Fadi E. Dagher, General Secretary of the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon. The Outreach Foundation will continue to receive funds to support the ongoing work of the Synod as it seeks to meet the needs of Presbyterian families (food, medicine, clothing, temporary housing) affected by the conflict in Syria. To support this ministry, please designate your gift for the "Syria Appeal." Gifts may be made on-line or mailed to our office. Thank you.