Disaster Relief

I Am My Neighbors’ Neighbor

I AM MY NEIGHBORS' NEIGHBOR A story about Bastrop County, TX, our neighboring community from Embrace Relief SW   Time after time we are told to live our lives by loving our neighbors just as we love ourselves. We’ve been taught this concept from family members that came before us and we’ve read about this in our traditions. There is something about that feeling of giving to someone in need that just blossoms a great sense of joy in one's

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Houston Needs Your Help! Historic Flooding in Houston

Houston Needs Your Help! Historic Flooding in Houston! Greater Houston Metro Area Flooding Relief Campaign   It is time to show our solidarity with our fellow Houstonians: Embrace Relief is launching a relief campaign to help victims and families affected by historic flooding in Houston Metro area. More than 13 inches of rain fell in just less than a few hours which lead to heavy flooding that inundated thousands of the homes, shut down several

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Earthquake in Ecuador and Japan

As the international aid pours in to Ecuador and Japan after powerful earthquakes hit these two countries, Embrace Relief is also initiating a disaster relief campaign to help people. The 7.8-magnitude quake, which struck Ecuador Saturday night, has killed at least 413 people so far according to the official reports. More than 2,500 people were injured and state of emergency has been declared in six provinces of the country. Meanwhile Japan was hit

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TEXAS Bastrop County Fire Relief

Texas Needs Your Help! Embrace Relief Raising Funds for the Texas Bastrop County fire relief.     4,582 acres of forest and 64 homes are lost because of the Texas Bastrop County fire! Please click the links below for news coverage:   KVUE-ABC local TV channel: Statesman Newspaper -1 Statesman Newspaper -2 Please send us your generous donation so that we can deliver it to those who are in need! You can make your donations by clicking

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Flood in Bosnia

Thousands had to leave their homes on Saturday May 11, when the worst flood in over a 100 years hit Bosnia and Serbia. at least 35 people died from the flood and more tens of  thousands were left homeless. Thousands were evacuated but some are still trapped in their homes by the flood. The flood is threatening Serbia’s largest power plant in Belgrade. Volunteers from all over the country are desperately trying to protect the country's largest

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Soma Mining Disaster

On May 13,2014  a mining disaster claimed the lives of nearly 300 miners in Soma in Manisa, Turkey. According to reports the death toll is still rising. The disaster was caused by a fire in the mine. Efforts were made to save the victims, however, only 88 have been rescued. On behalf of Embrace Relief we would like to convey our condolences to the friends and relatives of the miners and our deepest sympathies to the families. Now it is time to help

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Help Tornado Victims in Arkansas & Mississippi

A deadly tornado hit several small communities in five counties (Faulkner, Pulaski, White, Independence and Jackson) in Central Arkansas on its Southwest-Northeast tract that is only 10 to 30 miles Northwest of Little Rock, state's capitol. Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe said he wouldn't be surprised if it was one of the highest category tornadoes. It is too early to estimate the total amount of damage according to him. Beebe spoke highly of county

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A humbling experience: Loudoun leaders meet Syrian refugees

By Northern Virginia Bureau reporter David Culver | NBC | Jan 29, 2014 Amazing Local Effort Warms the Lives of Syrian Refugees Northern Virginia Bureau reporter David Culver Skyped with four local men who spearheaded a drive to collect 18,000 local blankets for Syrians in refugee camps.   For More: Click

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Blankets for Syrian Refugees

Embrace Relief along with Counties of Loudoun and Fairfax, Town of Purcellville and Northern Virginia Regional Commission, Kimse Yok Mu Solidary Association, American Turkish Friendship Association, Mid Atlantic Federation of Turkic American Associations, Pinnacle Academy, organized a blanket drive for Syrian Refugees in Turkey. Jun, 26, 2014 we distributed all collected blanket to refugees on Adana Refugee camp in Turkey. With the immense efforts

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Wildlife Fire in Arizona

19 elite firefighters were killed in a wildlife fire on June 30th. The fire claimed more lives than any other disaster since 9/11. The fire consumed more than 8,000 acres of forest and wildlife. Embrace Relief donated 2000 dollars to the United Phoenix Fire Fighters Association who will help the families of the firefighters.

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