Dear Friend of CGR,
We are so excited to share with you an update on some of the wonderful projects we have been apart of this year. Because of YOUR generosity we have been involved in different parts of the world to help enable individuals and communities to achieve a dignified and sustainable solution to their needs.
In the past year we have sent teams and volunteers to Northern Iraq, Jordan and Greece to share hope and joy with many refugee families fleeing the ongoing war in Syria and Iraq. These teams distributed gifts, toys, food, and essentials like formula, diapers and shampoo to families living in refugee camps. They also shared love and hope to many people who have lost everything!
In South America we partnered with a team in Colombia working to help impoverished families and their children to obtain education and improve their living situation. Children from low-income families receive nutritious meals; education and mentorship to help them get out of the cycle of poverty.
In North America we have responded to several disasters over the past year. We deployed several teams to Fort McMurray, Alberta to provide relief during the wild fires in May and June. Our teams provided meals to volunteers, emotional well-being support to the evacuees that returned, and helped to remove debris and ash-out homes affected by the fires. CGR volunteers also travelled to Louisiana to help during two major floods in March and August. They helped to mud-out homes and provided food, clothing, and hygiene products to families affected by the floods.
We could not have done any of this without your financial partnership. We are beyond grateful for partners like you who have chosen to live life with a purpose! Unfortunately all these projects depleted our operational fund. These funds are crucial to keep CGR running. Funds in our operational account are used for payroll, office, professional and communication expenses and much more. These funds are what enable us to continue to be on the ground and help those in need. As of this month we are projecting to end 2016 with a deficit of $15,000 CAD in our operational budget.
As a result of this decrease in operational funding we have decided to make some changes to help offset this deficit. We are also appealing to you, our partner and friend, to help. Would you consider giving towards CGR’s operational budget? Every dollar will help in ensuring CGR can continue to impact and make a difference around the world.
Thank you so much,
CGR Team (Abraham, Grace, Sara, Dan)