The United Nations recently reported that 235 million people will need humanitarian assistance this year — 1 out of every 33 individuals worldwide. It is the highest figure we have seen in decades.
COVID-19, wars, and disasters have wreaked havoc for suffering people in the toughest places. In Beirut, Lebanon, our local staff teams continue to help families impacted by last year’s deadly port explosion. Today people there who already struggle face one of the worst economic meltdowns our world has seen in over 150 years.
You can help them now! Every $1 you give ships and delivers $10 worth of lifesaving aid to suffering people.
Your donation will rush things like meals, water filters, blankets, medical supplies, hygiene items, and more to those who need it most — and provide opportunities for them to learn about the eternal hope of Jesus.
Unto® has 13 huge shipping containers — packed with lifesaving critical supplies that will serve more than 344,500 people — just waiting to be sent. All we need are the funds to ship and distribute the aid to local staff teams in 10 countries.
The items have all been donated or purchased at deep discounts, so every dollar you give multiplies 10 times. But we cannot send these lifesaving supplies without the $351,000 needed to cover shipping and distribution.
You can help ensure that critically needed humanitarian aid reaches more than 344,500 suffering people. Will you consider a generous gift today?
Recently Unto team members in the Middle East had the opportunity to visit a refugee family from Iraq. The mother is battling cancer. Because they are refugees, the father cannot work. They struggle to provide food and other basic necessities for their three children.
Our local staff team was able to provide warm coats for the children during their visit. They were overjoyed! Our team member shared:
“Do not underestimate the little, small things. When we visited them, we gave their children new jackets and that put such a joyful smile on their weak faces.”
These children received new jackets because people like you provided the funds to ship them to their country. Without funding for shipping and distribution, lifesaving containers of aid do not get loaded and shipped. And critically needed supplies do not make it to their destinations.
Unfortunately, this really happened in 2016. Funds for shipping were short, and we had to cancel six containers that were promised to our field teams. As a result they were unable to gain access to people in some areas. The people did not get the food and critical supplies they needed. Opportunities to share the hope of Jesus were limited.
Together we can ensure that does not happen again!
The needs of people around the world can feel overwhelming. But do not underestimate the small things. We serve a God who can take a little and make it into a lot.
Do not despise this small beginning, for the eyes of the Lord rejoice to see the work begin (Zechariah 4:10a).
Every $1 ships and distributes $10 worth of lifesaving aid and shares hope. You can be a part of helping suffering people in the toughest places experience the kindness of Jesus through humanitarian aid by giving now!
For nearly 30 years, Unto has leveraged strategic global partnerships and the service of dedicated volunteers to relieve suffering through humanitarian aid in more than 75 countries. Unto serves people around the world as part of Cru’s diverse, 190-country network.