One Team, One Dream

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A displaced girl in Babil, Iraq recently reached by Soccer Salam (June 2015).

Since 1998, EPIC has remained focused on one goal: peace in Iraq.

One way we’re aspiring to realize that goal is through Soccer Salam, our project with U.S. veteran-led charities to assist and empower vulnerable children and families who have been displaced by the conflict in Iraq.

Today we’re launching a Crowdrise fundraiser. We’re asking you and everyone we know to help us reach our goal of $20,000 within 60 days to provide our field-based Soccer Salam team with what they need to purchase food, water tanks, medicine, and other essentials – along with soccer balls – for more than 2,000 displaced families in Iraq this summer. We need your help to make this goal.

Any amount you can give would be greatly appreciated. We also invite you to help fundraise along with us. Imagine the impact we can have if each of our supporters joined the fundraiser and got their friends and family to donate to our cause. If you’re interested in joining our team, visit our Crowdrise fundraiser and click ‘FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN.’ In seconds, you’ll have your own fundraiser that you can share with everyone you know.

To donate, just visit us on Crowdrise and click the big orange donate button. Please give what you can. It’ll take less than a minute. All donations via our Crowdrise page are fully tax deductible and will go directly to our Soccer Salam team in Iraq.

Please share this fundraiser with everyone you know — your family, best friends, even your neighbor.

Thank you for your support.

Erik K. Gustafson

About Erik K. Gustafson

Erik is EPIC's founder and director. As a U.S. veteran of the 1991 Gulf War, Erik has devoted his life to humanitarian action and empowering youth in support of Iraq's peace and development.