Saturday, August 12, 2006

.... I guess you know that I have strong connections with the YMCA both UK and Internationally .......
well .....................

Y Care International has launched an appeal to raise funds for its response to the Middle East crisis.

We are supporting our partner, the YMCA of Lebanon, as it works to provide relief to people affected by the humanitarian crisis brought on by the current conflict.

In Lebanon alone almost a million people have been forced to flee their homes. Many are facing severe health problems and need urgent access to medical care and treatment. The YMCA of Lebanon is working with other NGOs and the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health to get help to those in need.

It is working through the network it co-ordinates of over 450 medical dispensaries and clinics to deliver food, shelter, medicines and basic supplies.

Y Care International's President and co-founder, Terry Waite CBE, has said:
"The images of suffering, violence and fear from Lebanon and the wider region are heartbreaking. The YMCA of Lebanon is a remarkable community organisation whose people and work I have known for many years.
YMCA staff are making a remarkable response - but they need your help"

How you can help::

Find out more and donate online at
Donate over the phone by calling 0800 013 1055
Please forward this email to your friends and colleagues
Thank you in advance for your consideration and possible support.

Y Care International
Y Care International is the international relief and development agency of the YMCA in the UK and Ireland. Y Care International works in partnership with young people worldwide through the YMCA movement to help them enrich their lives and to build a more just world, free from poverty.
Registered charity no: 1109789