Iraq & Syria Relief Fund

We at ODW are overwhelmed with sadness by the suffering in Syria and Iraq and the surrounding region. Tragically over 240,000 people have died since the start of the Syrian crisis, and over 16 million people are in need of emergency humanitarian aid. We know it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the scale and severity of this, but we also know that people are capable of making an amazing impact in the face of human suffering.

Rally with us as we stand with the people of Iraq and Syria to provide aid and relief through this crisis and into the rebuilding.

The Situation In Iraq and Syria

We initially launched a relief effort for Syria to address the growing refugee crisis; however, in response to the worsening conditions in Iraq due to the insurgency of the terrorist organization know as the Islamic State (IS), we have expanded our efforts to provide aid in both nations and the surrounding region. While the two crises have different roots, they are both displacing millions from their homes and impacting women and children to a higher degree. The rise of IS along the Iraq/Syria border is causing an increased level of insecurity for families throughout the region.

Efforts to protect and aid this vulnerable population are underway, but it is a big task with structural difficulties due to the ongoing conflict. As winter comes upon us, the conditions of refugee settlements are only worsening. Their resources are currently at an all time low and the need for food, clothes, blankets, heaters, and fuel is increasing as the climate drops. The displaced families are at risk of malnutrition and need shelter from the elements. There is also a growing need for proper healthcare to prevent and treat the spread of infectious diseases. 

One Day's Wages' Response

The crisis is complex and requires a multifaceted response focused on food, education, medical care, and shelter for those displaced. We will be coming alongside NGOs like World Vision and others that are on the ground addressing the basic needs of those impacted. We are setting our largest goal ever of $500,000 to adequately address the severity and scale of these crises. Join us with your generosity as we stand with families in Syria and Iraq during this tragic humanitarian crisis.

How You Can Help

  • GIVE any amount to help aid Syrian families.
  • Pledge your birthday for this campaign, or share your idea to raise funds.
  • Partner with us through your Business, School, or Place of worship.



Iraq & Syria Relief Fund Progress

  • $500,000.00

    Campaign Goal

  • $291,645.04

    Raised So Far

  • Percent Raised

Campaign totals reflect all donations minus credit card fees.

Donations to this Fund

Name Amount Comment Date
Cammera Archie $15.00 12.02.2016
Rachel Field $25.00 11.30.2016
Jennifer Bump $330.00 11.29.2016
Scott Groce $264.00 11.29.2016
Nancy Rowland $150.00 11.29.2016
Paula Burke $500.00 Thanks for all your efforts! our family loves what you are doing! 11.28.2016
Benjamin Smith $100.00 11.18.2016
Andrew Stern $100.00 11.15.2016
Maria Kim $100.00 11.15.2016
J Dale Schlotzhauer $500.00 11.07.2016
Anonymous $10.00 11.06.2016
Jennifer Porter $50.00 Happy 16th Birthday Ben Manning! A donation has been made in your honor :) 10.30.2016
Benjamin Smith $100.00 10.23.2016
emily chou lee $216.00 10.16.2016
Anonymous $100.00 10.16.2016
Pamela LaVergne $176.00 10.16.2016
Jennifer Hua $500.00 10.12.2016
Anonymous $500.00 10.11.2016
Anonymous $10.00 10.09.2016
samuel shin $100.00 10.07.2016
Nisim Laniado $25.00 09.29.2016
Gary Hansen $269.23 09.26.2016
Anonymous $4.00 09.24.2016
Anonymous $50.00 09.17.2016
Jase Kim $100.00 09.17.2016
Charissa Chu & Steven Weissman $2,000.00 09.15.2016
Anwar Ali $200.00 09.14.2016
Microsoft Matching Gifts Program $200.00 09.12.2016
HELEN CHUNG $100.00 09.12.2016
Anonymous $100.00 09.12.2016
Benjamin Smith $115.00 09.11.2016
Maria Kim $100.00 09.09.2016
Rachel Andrews $120.00 Rebecca's 21st 09.04.2016
Kristine Lee $100.00 09.02.2016
Anonymous $60.00 09.01.2016
Benjamin Smith $100.00 08.26.2016
Mabel Abraham $528.00 08.25.2016
Yun Hee Hwang $200.00 08.22.2016
Kenzie Bertram $50.00 08.21.2016
Dania Whitmire $100.00 08.19.2016
Anonymous $100.00 08.18.2016
Tyler Gorsline $100.00 08.18.2016
Benjamin Smith $95.00 08.14.2016
Moses Timlin $30.00 Love you, God bless you! Poverty be broken in Jesus name! 08.14.2016
Anonymous $300.00 08.05.2016
Benjamin Smith $110.00 07.30.2016
Anonymous $12.00 07.29.2016
Melissa Petersen $100.00 07.26.2016
Anonymous $100.00 Thank you for showing the love of God in a tangible way! 07.22.2016
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Employee Donation Match $150.00 07.11.2016