Humanwire, created by Andrew Baron and located in Boulder, Colorado, is an organization that aims to help refugee families in Lebanon (and Syria, Jordan, Greece, Iraq, Turkey, Uganda, and China) by pairing them with sponsor-families in the West. Displaced families needing financial assistance apply to the organization and go through a thorough screening process. Humanwire then creates a profile of the accepted family that includes its members’ stories, circumstances, and needs. Once the profile is ready and online, an individual contributor or a sponsor-family can choose to pair up with the refugee family, thus launching a campaign to help raise money for the family.
To learn more about the organization or, perhaps, if you would be interested in supporting a family of refugees, please click here.