Every year at this time, Americans reflect on what it is we are most grateful for as we celebrate the season of Thanksgiving. At EPIC, we have been blessed with a dedicated network of supporters like you, a staff and Board of Directors who work tirelessly to fulfill our mission, and the encouragement of stories from the field about lives we have been able to reach. The group that brings all of this together are the brave men and women who volunteer to help carry out our work on-the-ground in Iraq – and they deserve our deepest thanks.
Our volunteers and partners risk their lives to bring aid and comfort to the millions of innocent children and families displaced by violence. They deliver food and water, help construct necessary facilities, and provide medical care to those who need it most. In the coming weeks, we will write more about what these amazing individuals accomplish with the resources we share – but for now we simply want to convey our appreciation for Hala al-Sarraf of the Iraq Health Access Organization and her team based across Iraq. They are the true heroes treating the injured, providing comfort, and shaping Iraq’s future one child at a time.
From the EPIC family to yours, we wish you safe and happy Thanksgiving and look forward to sharing more about our remarkable volunteers as the holiday season continues.