[wonderplugin_slider id=5] The Challenge Mosul has been a site of civilization for more than 5,000 years and, through that time, blossomed into Iraq’s second largest city – a cosmopolitan mosaic of ethnic and religious diversity. It has served as a meeting place for Arabs, Kurds, Muslims, Christians, Jews, Yazidis, and others over the millennia … Continue reading “We have to move now.”
As the clock shows, we are ticking down to the final hours of ourSoccer Salam campaign. By now, you have seen our numerous e-mails about Soccer Salam’slifesaving impact and read testimonials from the children and families we reach. If you still need convincing, check out the video on our CrowdRise page or reach out to me … Continue reading One Last Chance
We have just two days left to reach our fundraising goal for Soccer Salam. We need you now! You know that Soccer Salam supports the most urgent needs of families and children who have fled violence at the hands of ISIS. If we do not hit our goal by midnight Friday, the simple reality is … Continue reading Time is running out…
Soccer Salam has changed lives. Families forced to flee violence find it difficult to trust others – even those of us who want to help. But we discovered that using soccer as an entry point into their lives allows these families to get to know us, and eventually share their needs with us, accept our … Continue reading New Goals for Soccer Salam
Looking for a fun excuse to get outside this Spring? Then join us on Saturday, May 14 for the Iraqi Children Foundation‘s annual “In Their Shoes” 5k! Meet Iraq’s Ambassador to the U.S., His Excellency Lukman Faily and Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg! Enjoy free parking, music, food, and family activities! And celebrate Iraq! Sign up before this Sunday to take … Continue reading Run or Walk “In Their Shoes” with EPIC on May 14!
Today, our Soccer Salam team is in Iraq’s province of Salah ad-Din delivering humanitarian aid to 200 families in the form of blankets, mattresses, medications, and wheelchairs for those who need them. They are joined by some amazing volunteers, including medical students from the University of Tikrit who are providing essential health screenings and basic … Continue reading Show Some Love for Soccer Salam!
The American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act of 2015 fell short of the required votes for cloture in the Senate yesterday, effectively bringing the discriminatory legislation to a halt. The SAFE Act would have required the FBI to conduct a redundant investigation into the background of any individual seeking refugee status in the United States who … Continue reading Discriminatory “SAFE Act” Fails in Senate
As we gather with friends and family this holiday season and prepare to celebrate the New Year, our work in Iraq continues… At this very moment, EPIC’s Soccer Salam volunteers are in Baghdad preparing to visit two remote villages recently liberated from ISIS. Our team will deliver wool blankets, waterproofing material, winter coats, and set up … Continue reading While we celebrate the holidays…
Amid relentless violence at the hands of ISIS in Iraq and daily updates to hateful rhetoric being spread here at home, it may seem that no matter how much we care, there is simply nothing we could do that would make any real difference. But there is. We have seen it. And we are motivated … Continue reading An EPIC Holiday Greeting