ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico – In response to the April 2, 2015 attack on Christian students at Garissa University College in Kenya, Houses with Hope, the U.S.-based non-profit dedicated to assisting needy individuals and families in Africa, has launched a GoFundMe campaign entitled “United4Kenya” to aid in providing immediate relief for the survivors and families of those killed.
The “United4Kenya” campaign’s goal is to raise $200,000 to provide emergency medical care, grief counselors and funeral expenses for victims and their families.
Just three weeks ago, on April 2, 2015, Al-Shabaab terrorists stormed the Garissa University College campus in Kenya, killing 148 people and injuring 79 more. Attackers singled out students who identified themselves as Christian, shooting them on-sight. This attack is officially the second deadliest attack in the country’s history.
“While this massacre happened three weeks ago, the lingering needs of victims and their families still remain,” said Houses with Hope’s Founder and President Ronna Jordan. “The surviving students that were wounded in the attacks were taken to the only public hospital in Nairobi, which unfortunately, isn’t equipped to handle that amount of people, Funds are needed now to help transfer these patients to private hospitals where they can receive adequate treatment for their injuries. Additionally, the families of the deceased, most of whom are extremely poor, can’t even afford to bury their precious children.”
The brutal attack at Garissa University College is only one of many against Christians around the world in recent days.
“It is our dream that the faith community in the U.S. come together and show their love and support for these people who had their lives turned upside down by such an act of violence and hate – all because of their faith in Jesus,“ said Jordan. “If only a small portion of the more than 200 million Christians in America would donate $5 for what they might typically spend on coffee or $1 that would be spent on a download from iTunes, it would make an incredible difference.”
To donate to the “United4Kenya” campaign, please visit http://www.gofundme.com/united4kenya.
Houses with Hope has worked to help Kenyans in need since 2000.The organization, whose signature issue is providing housing for disadvantaged families in Africa, also provides assistance to humanitarian crises victims around the world. For more information on Houses with Hope, please visit, www.houseswithhope.org.
About Houses with Hope: Founded in 2003, Houses with Hope is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in the United States. Since its inception, the organization’s primary focus has been helping orphans and disadvantaged families in Africa. The organization has built homes for families in need, provided assistance to orphans, schools and medical clinics, and has also helped fund local water projects. Houses with Hope also provides assistance for victims of humanitarian crises around the world, as well as disadvantaged U.S. families.
Note to Editors: To arrange an interview regarding the “United4Kenya” campaign, please contact Heidi McDow at 972.267.1111 or via e-mail at [email protected]. For more information about Houses with Hope please go to http://www.houseswithhope.org/.