Currently, more than 3 million people are displaced from their homes in Iraq, including 2 million who were forced to flee their homes and livelihoods because of violence over the past year. Roughly half of those displaced are children.
Right now, they need our support. They need to know that someone out there cares.
I know because I was once among those children. Targeted violence against my family, including the kidnapping and disappearance of my father, forced us to flee Baghdad in 2006. Fortunately, there were concerned Americans who reached out to help me, to show that they cared, and to invest in my future, helping me become the man I am today.
With Soccer Salam, you now have an opportunity to make a similar difference in the life of a young person who urgently needs your support.
With only $10, you can hand an Iraqi child a soccer ball and an opportunity to play. Just $50 will deliver emergency assistance to a family in need.
Please join me as we move the ball down the field toward our goal of helping 5,000 children and families who have been forced to flee their homes.