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GET WOUNDED SYRIAN RESCUE WORKERS BACK ON THEIR FEET

To humanity: stand with us

My name is Raed Al Saleh and I am the head of the Syria Civil Defence - also known as the "White Helmets". Every day we risk bombs, chemical attacks and sniper fire to rescue civilians. We’ve saved 73,530 lives from under the rubble.

Yet I know that we don’t have the money to pay for hospital treatment if one of us is injured. I know if a team member loses their life, we have nothing to give to their family.

A 'Hero Fund' can change this. Please help us raise enough money from around the world so that every White Helmets knows that no matter what happens to us, we and our families will be looked after.

Please give what you can - these brave volunteer are giving everything.

Raed Al Saleh, Head of the Syrian Civil Defence

To humanity: stand with us

My name is Raed Al Saleh and I am the head of the Syria Civil Defence - also known as the "White Helmets". We’ve saved 73,530 lives from under the rubble.

Yet I know that we don’t have the money to pay for hospital treatment if one of us is injured. I know if a team member loses their life, we have nothing to give to their family.

A 'Hero Fund' can change this. Please help us raise enough money from around the world so that every White Helmets knows that no matter what happens to us, we and our families will be looked after.

Please give what you can - these brave volunteer are giving everything.

Raed Al Saleh, Head of the Syrian Civil Defence

Never giving up on life

Abdulmalek was a firefighter before the revolution. In 2013, he became one of the founders of the White Helmets. After saving five lives in a single rescue he was hit by a mortar blast and lost his leg.

Unable to work as a White Helmet, Abdulmalek fell into depression. Worried about his health, his teammates scraped together the cash needed for a prosthetic leg. Now Abdulmalek is back behind the wheel of an ambulance in Idlib saving countless more innocent people.

When White Helmet volunteers are wounded, their colleagues in the rest of the civil defence family pull together to do what they can to support them. But it's not enough. Injured volunteers are going untreated and families unsupported because the money isn't there. That's exactly where people around the world can help.

If we all contribute what we can, together we can build a Hero Fund and make sure these brave volunteers and their families are looked after. Whatever happens.

The White Helmets need support from around the world to start a fund to treat critically injured volunteers and help the families of fallen teammates.

Please contribute what you can now - every dollar makes a difference and 100% of the funds collected go directly to the volunteers.

Saving lives under fire

The Syria Civil Defence are volunteer search and rescue workers in the most dangerous place on earth. When the bombs rain down, they rush in. In a place where public services no longer function these unarmed volunteers risk their lives to help anyone in need - regardless of their religion or political views.

The biggest threat to civilians in Syria today is from the air - from barrel bombs dropped by the regime's helicopters and planes. More than 50 bombs and mortars a day land on some neighbourhoods in Syria. Many are rusty barrels filled with nails and explosives, rolled out the back of government helicopters -- bakeries and markets are the most commonly hit targets. The White Helmets have saved countless victims of these attacks but as a consequence their life-saving work is now a target for the regime.

In one week alone, three centres were bombed in three days. As the chemical attacks from the regime increase, the White Helmets are suffering too. As first responders to the scenes of attacks, hundreds have suffered suffocation and respiratory conditions. 141 have paid the ultimate price for their bravery and hundreds more have been injured saving others.

GET THE WHITE HELMETS BACK ON THEIR FEET

Bakers, tailors, engineers, pharmacists, students and many more, the White Helmets come from all walks of life. The 2,900 volunteers are united by their motto that ‘to save one life, is to save all of humanity'. Donate and show them that humanity is united behind them.

Medical Kit

Day In Hospital

$150
Night In Intensive Care

Night In Intensive Care

$300
Prothetic Limp

Artificial Leg

$12,500

CARING FOR THE FAMILIES LEFT BEHIND

Ahmad al-Khaled was only 18 years old when he was killed. His father died in a car accident in 2011 and so he felt responsible for his five sisters. Even though his work as a White Helmet took up most of his time, he still worked part-time jobs to make money for his family.

One day Ahmad was injured by a barrel bomb. He was so brave that when his friends tried to attend to his wounds he brushed them off casually, insisting he was fine and urging them to help others first. What Ahmad didn’t know is that he was suffering from internal bleeding. By the time they were able to turn their attention to him again, it was already too late.

Ahmad is one of 141 volunteers who has lost his life saving others. When White Helmets die, their colleagues feel a personal obligation to the families. They pull together their modest stipends to help them out.

This doesn’t work in the long run - right now, there is no money to support the families left behind by fallen heroes. Let’s change that together, as soon as possible.

Donate to the White Helmets Hero Fund

You will restore hope to a person who is hope itself

Duraid, White Helmet in Idlib

Even with one leg, I am determined to continue this work... I am determined to finish this journey with my teammates. They deserve respect and appreciation and I take my helmet off to them

Muhannad, a father and a White Helmet who lost his leg while saving others

The Syrian people are mighty. After five years of destruction and shelling and everything that has happened, they’re still standing and they’re still holding on to their homeland.

Sally, White Helmet, Daraa

The Small Print

100% of money raised goes directly to the White Helmets' Hero Fund which is managed and administered by the leadership of the White Helmets. Your contribution will change the lives of Syria's lifesavers - please give generously.

The Syria Campaign is organising this fundraiser. We are a global advocacy group dedicated to mobilising support around the world for a free and peaceful Syria. We first heard of the inspiring work of the White Helmets in early 2014 and since then we have been working to get them the profile, respect and funding that they so desperately deserve. Syria is full of heroes, none more so than the White Helmets.

Donations are processed through "The Voices Project" which is the legal name of The Syria Campaign - registered in the UK. The Syria Campaign/Voices Project receives no money from this fundraising campaign and all money collected will go directly to the Hero Fund.

To learn more about the White Helmets and The Syria Campaign, check out these links:

www.whitehelmets.org
www.thesyriacampaign.org

To get in touch with campaign organisers, email [email protected]

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