|The crisis in Aleppo calls for a massive outpouring of aid|
That's the easy part.
While the present situation there may be beyond our ability to comprehend, it's not beyond our ability to respond to with an outpouring of compassion. We need to pray for them, yes, but then give as though our neighbors' lives depended on it.
Here are just a few of the reputable organizations through which we can offer generous help:
Mennonite Central Committee: https://mcc.org/learn/more/syria-iraq-crisis-response
(You can also contribute to MCC by clicking on the "Make a Donation" link at the bottom of the Virginia Relief Sale website http://vareliefsale.com/)
Oxfam International: https://www.oxfamamerica.org/donate/see-me/?gclid=CPjHwun5-dACFYiPswodFlQPXQ
International Rescue Committee: https://help.rescue.org/donate/syria-crisis?ms=ad_refg_ppc_rw15_jc_150904&gclid=CKO15ZX6-dACFdhMDQodGLkP2A
Islamic Relief, USA: http://irusa.org/syria/?gclid=CI6ghcT6-dACFZtMDQodSbkJAA
Here's a link to a facebook page with a video of some of last night's gathering:
Check out this guide to giving to Middle East relief aid: http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=1523
And here is a piece on my blog: