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The Karam Foundation Helps Build A Better Future For Syrian Refugees


AND NORTHWEST INDIANA. TODAY’S HIGH COMES IN AT 53. IN THE 40s UP NORTH AND THE 70s TO THE SOUTH. TOMORROW SCATTERED SHOWERS GETTING BETTER MAKING SUZANNE HAPPY WITH A HIGH OF 55.>THE ONGOING CONFLICT WITH SYRIA HAS LEFT DEVASTATED REFUGEES WITHOUT THE BASIC NEEDS LIKE FOOD, CLOTHING AND SHELTER. A LOCAL NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION CALLED THE ROM FOUNDATION TRIES TO BUILD A BETTER FUTURE FOR THE COUNTRY AND ITS PEOPLE. IN STUDIO WITH US IS LENA SURGERY, THE COFOUNDER AND CEO OF THE ROM FOUNDATION. SHE HAS WAYS THAT CHICAGO CAN HELP SYRIANS IN NEED. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. TELL US, WHAT ARE THINGS PEOPLE HERE IN CHICAGO CAN DO TO HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE. RIGHT NOW WITH THE HUMANITARIAN CRISIS, 5 MILLION REFUGEES. LOTS OF WAYS FOR EVERYBODY TO GET INVOLVED. IT IS ALL ABOUT OBLIGATIONS TO GET INVOLVED IN THIS CRISIS. YOU COULD BE DONATING OR VOLUNTEERING. ALSO HELPING LOCALLY RIGHT NOW IN CHICAGO WE HAVE OVER 150 SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES THAT ALL NEED HELP AND SUPPORT AND REALLY NEED TO BE WELCOMED AS NEIGHBORS. HOW DID THE FOUNDATION GET STARTED? IT MEANS GENEROSITY IN ARABIC IT GIVING AN ERA BACK AND I COFOUNDED IT IN CHICAGO 10 YEARS AGO BEFORE THE CONFLICTS BEGAN. SINCE 2011 WE HAVE BEEN FOCUSED ON PROVIDING HUMANITARIAN AID TO SYRIAN FAMILY GEEZ. — FAMILIES. WE PROVIDE INNOVATIVE EDUCATION FOR REFUGEE KIDS A BROAD AND IN THE STATES. YOU HAVE AN IMPORTANT EVENT COMING UP WITH WELL-KNOWN CELEBRITY TO HELP RAISE AWARENESS AND FUND. CHELSEA HANDLER, A LUNCH OR — LUNCH WITH HER. THE TICKETS ARE ON OUR WEBSITE. CHELSEA GOT CONNECTED WITH US THROUGH A FRIEND A YEAR AGO AND SHE WAS VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE KIDS. SHE STARTED SPONSORING DOZENS OF KIDS IN TURKEY TO GET OUT OF CHILD LABOR AND GO BACK TO SCHOOL AND NOW WE ARE DOING AN EXCITING PROJECT WITH HER WITH HELPING SYRIAN FAMILIES IN THE UNITED STATES IN A DEEP IMPACTFUL WAY. WE CALL IT SMART AID AND HAVE BEEN BUYING CARDS FOR FAMILY SO THEY CAN GET TO WORK AND SENDING KIDS TO PREP SCHOOLS AND SCHOLARSHIPS. OUR IDEA IS THAT SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES WHO ARRIVE CAN BE HELPED ANY SUBSTANTIAL WAY TO JUMPSTART THEIR FUTURES AND BUILD A BETTER LIFE FOR THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES. YOU ARE TOUCHING EVERY ASPECT OF THEIR LIFE FROM BEING ABLE TO GET TO WORK THROUGH USING A CAR TO FOOD AND SHELTER AND CLOTHING. INCREDIBLE IMPACT YOU ARE HAVING ON SO MANY LIVES. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE

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