#TRI2FEED: Security Blanket

My son loves his blankets and stuffed animals. They travel with us wherever we go. They bring him a sense of security and familiarity. I think we all want that. Whether we were partial to blankets, stuffed animals or a favorite article of clothing, we all experienced something that eased our worries or brought us a sense of security as kids. Now as adults, we still have security blankets. Our security blankets just fit in the palm of our hands: our smartphones. Or maybe your security is your home, your job, something that is constant, something that you can look to for comfort. But not everyone has that sort of security. Refugees are among this group. They had to flee their home country, leaving everything. The refugee situation right now in Iraq is staggering. It is quickly … read more>>

Cuba: Hurricane Matthew Recovery Continues

Though Hurricane Matthew struck Cuba in October, the island is still recovering. We provided our partner, Echo Cuba, with more than 150 metric tons of shelf-stable prepackaged food packs to help feed hurricane victims. “We continue helping Hurricane Matthew people affected in Eastern Cuba thanks to your generous donation,” a recent Echo Cuba report said. “The severe situation continues to be aggravated by the hurricane aftermath: difficult access to isolated communities, food shortages, health problems caused by contaminated water, slow government assistance and the scarce humanitarian aid.” The hurricane caused $5 billion-plus in damage, a loss of 65,112 agricultural acres, destruction of 9,000 homes and severe damage to 30,000 homes. At the time of the report, 180,000 people … read more>>

Iraq: Feeding Survivors of Terrorism

Wondering how you can make a difference in the fight against ISIS? You can help bring food, hope and the love of Christ to families in Iraq who have escaped this terrorist group. Feeding The Nations provided food for people who have fled ISIS and have assembled in refugee camps in northern Iraq. Many have only the clothes they had on their backs when they left. The majority of the refugees are women and children, as many of the men left to fight or were killed helping their families flee. We were able to reach these people thanks to a partnership with the U.S. military. Through the Denton Program, the U.S. military ships relief supplies free-of-charge when space is available on aircraft. NGOs working where the U.S. has operations can use the program to reach citizens in … read more>>

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