Emergency Winter Aid
In our estimation, between 800 and 1,000 single Egyptian men are experiencing poverty in Nashville. Their reasons for coming are mixed. Some are fleeing persecution in Egypt because of their Christian faith, while others are escaping dire poverty and crushing discrimination. All are looking for tolerance, opportunity, and the right to live freely. Most of them have just one set of clothes and sandals to wear and no money to buy suitable coats, hats, gloves, or shoes for the winter. We see their suffering and we’re working against time to get them warm coats, shirts, and bedding. We’re raising funds, mobilizing volunteers, and moving goods quickly to help them through the next few months so that they may finally live in a country where they can be free.