Dear Tam’s family supporters,
We wanted to provide an update on Tam’s family in Lebanon. We are relieved to report that Tam’s mom and sisters are safe from the recent devastating earthquake in Syria. However, the series of big earthquakes on top of everything else have been extremely worrying for them and his other relatives back in Syria. Tam’s three sisters have been doing their best to assist with the aftershocks and volunteer work alongside the humanitarian teams they know back in Syria to provide mental health and trauma support to the survivors during these difficult times. For example, his three sisters help organize and coordinate mental health and trauma support over the phone and help distribute food baskets (which money was fundraised online…link below) to the survivors in the areas that did not receive aid from larger rescue groups due to sanctions in Syria.
To donate to support Syrians affected by the earthquakes, visit:
Unfortunately, there is no new information regarding the sponsorship process. Miriam, Dina, Rita, and Sarah are remaining hopeful and positive while patiently waiting for the approval of their sponsorship. It’s important to note that the situation in Lebanon continues to worsen. It’s currently very cold there, they have limited electricity daily and unaffordable food prices, which adds to the difficulties they are facing.
Tam is doing everything he can to try and expedite the process and ensure their safety. However, with the current situation in Lebanon, that area is no longer safe, and things are worsening rapidly. It can be challenging and we feel helpless at times, but we remain committed to doing everything we can to support Tam’s family and get them to safety as soon as possible.
Thank you for your continued support and thoughts during this challenging time. We appreciate it more than words can express.