If Only There was Something I Could Do

Your DGB for today is to learn more about ways to help Syria, and then actually do it.

When something as horrific as what is going on in Syria happens, people tend to say things like “If only there was something I could do” or “I wish I could help.” The truth is that you can, but sometimes it takes a little work or investigation. Today we are doing the work for you.

First, you need to understand what is going on in Syria. To do that, you can read this breakdown of how it all started. Next, you need to learn about some of the organizations that are helping out in Syria. DGB recommends watching the documentary White Helmets, available on Netflix. It’s only 40 minutes and it’s about the first responders putting their lives at risk every day to rescue victims from the rubble of this war torn country. Lastly, you need to find a way to actually help. If you have the means, you can donate to The White Helmets or to one of the 20+ organizations on this comprehensive list.

If you don’t have funds to donate, that’s okay. There are other ways to help. You can sign this petition urging Congress to continue funding lifesaving humanitarian programs at risk of being cut. You can also volunteer with the International Rescue Committee, which works with refugees doing volunteer work like mentoring refugee families and helping them learn interviewing skills.

Okay, we've given you the tools. You know what’s going on in Syria, you know about the organizations helping out, and you know how to personally help. Now it’s time to do it. We can’t wait any longer.