Help us to save innocent lives in Syria
$60 raised
1% of $10k goal
2 contributors
8 Years running

[Note from FundRazr Team]

SERA set up another FundRazr campaign at this address: It was used to collect money for Peter's trip to Syria and is still active.


My name is Peter Kassig, I am a 24 year old from Indiana who started a non-profit organization called Special Emergency Response and Assistance (SERA).

I am a veteran of the Iraq war who is living in Beirut working to provide relief for refugees of the Syrian crisis.

When I first started this cause to help those in need, I was on my own but I saw first hand the shortages in available resources and supplies for people who were suffering in Lebanon, Syria, and Turkey as a result of the violence.

After volunteering my time and skills as a medic in a hospital in Tripoli, Lebanon, CNN covered my work in a story.

The amount of feedback and support from people all around the world motivated me to get organized and develop a platform through which people could send donations to support the continuation of my work.

This is what led me to create SERA, an organization which is designed to be a front line, grassroots NGO that works directly with the populations it serves..and we need YOUR help.

I felt that more could be done to help people and that the most effective way to bring assistance was through a close connection to those who were in desperate need, by meeting them where they were.

I also felt that through a personal reliationship and a small yet efficient organization, I could offer people a high level of tranparency and integrity in the ways I used funding and the activities that SERA engages in to help people.

We may not have much but I have always felt that the reasons why you do something are as important as what you do. This is about making a difference not just through material goods, but also the exchange of ideas and experiences that the interanational community benefits from through this type of iniative.

Thank you all for your support and interest in my work and in the future of SERA and our efforts to bring immediate assistance to those who need it most. Please don't forget about the all of the people out there who have less than us and remember that every little bit goes a very long way in desperate situations.


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