Credit to save the children
I'm sure you will all be aware of the devastating attack in Paris that occurred just last weekend. Childrens were orphaned, families lost their children... People lost their loved ones, their best friends, their husbands, their wives. But those who were left alive, have been given the support they need. They had a home to go back to. They had a community to fall back on. So although it was a tragedy, and I don't want to take away from the severity of the incident, they did have a significant amount of support, as the whole of France stood in solidarity.
But what about the refugees coming from Syria? The women, men and children who are not just fleeing from an attack, but a war. They have faced death daily, and watched their loved ones perish before their eyes. They have seen homes demolished, and their children have been threatened by gunpoint.
Not only that, but they have then been faced with the decision; stay in this warzone, or risk their lives in travelling across continents in order to find a safe and secure place for their families to live. Yesterday, approximately 100 Syrian refugees arrived in Glasgow, and it is my prayer that they will have recieved a warm welcome. They aren't here to steal your jobs; they're here to escape the horrors that they faced in their homes.
So what can you do to support these refugees?
Well, here are a few websites that might just give you an idea; be it holding a coffee/tea night, or making a small personal donation and challenging your friends to do the same, to fundraise for these homeless, vulnerable, innocent people.