October Love Saves the Day ~ Islamic Relief USA
In celebrating the deities and the Divine in each and every human being, this October Love Saves the Day benefits Islamic Relief (irusa.org) and in particular, their efforts to aid the 4 million refugees fleeing the ongoing conflict in Syria and the 12 million children, women, and men who remain in Syria in need of humanitarian aid (irusa.org/syria/). For more than two decades, Islamic Relief USA has provided relief and development aid to individuals across the globe, regardless of gender, race, and religion.
Among their efforts to aid Syrians both within and beyond the nation's borders are the distribution of food aid, potable water, hygiene kits, and translation services. In Jordan, IRUSA supports a program that provides health care to the more than 16,000 Syrian refugees living there. Islamic Relief also works closer to home: for instance, they join with partner organizations to provide hygiene kits and winter coats to homeless Americans (http://irusa.org/united-states/united-states-care-for-the-homeless/) and provide food assistance by supporting food pantries across the country (http://irusa.org/united-states/united-states-food-aid/).
Whether we are citizens or not, migrants or refugees, rich or poor, yoga can help us remember to serve others with the love of Krishna and maintain the faith to begin again with the energy of Ganesha. As we spend the month exploring our own divinity and that other others, we might also reflect upon ways to reduce the suffering around us, both near and far, particularly as we witness the unnecessary and tragic deaths of our fellow humans fleeing war in Syria and poverty at home and in other parts of the world. If you'd like to help Islamic Relief USA in their Divine mission, please visit http://irusa.org/volunteer/ and remember, Love Saves the Day!
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