The anniversary of Israel's three-week war approaches, I'm sure the children of Gaza
must be very much on your mind.
I was in Gaza right after Israel's horrifying assault and I can still see the children I met sitting where their homes used to be and staring blankly into space or searching through rubble for a cherished toy. The images of white phosphorous burns on small bodies, and limbs torn off by DIME weapons will stay with me forever.
While you and I will always remember what happened in Gaza, I hope you also remember
that, as a MECA supporter, you were a lifeline to the children.
Thanks to your generous support, MECA was able to deliver several tons of food and
medicine to the children of Gaza immediately. And our Gaza partner Afaq Jadeeda created an ongoing program that's helping tens of thousands of Gaza children heal from trauma and loss.
I know you understand that the war on the children of Gaza did not begin on December
27, 2008 and that it continues to this day.
That's why I'm asking you to, please, make a special, tax-deductible year-end
contribution (http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102860215320&s=5095&e=001c_-cFQ2avA_lP4xyz0TwZgCk_c-XiIxnO56kjx8ctcqqjbND4lEDDIE74hyuE2kEIBp4tRdW55d5BhtRJIkJ8olNu9YyfGhm--qFZ9uVTVi2GnCaIDDZlsoaMYXI6FQgXRpHmX6Y5FF8VTxBaaCyneybmnP2PtBR) now.
Your gift will expand MECA's Maia Project, an ambitious long-term initiative to address one of the most harmful features of the Israeli Occupation and the blockade of Gaza-the systematic denial of clean, safe drinking water.
Thanks to your support, our Gaza partners have already installed two water purification systems and three more are underway.
Your gift now will help bring clean water to children in sixteen additional Gaza
elementary schools and community centers in 2010.
Please send the most generous contribution (http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102860215320&s=5095&e=001c_-cFQ2avA_lP4xyz0TwZgCk_c-XiIxnO56kjx8ctcqqjbND4lEDDIE74hyuE2kEIBp4tRdW55d5BhtRJIkJ8olNu9YyfGhm--qFZ9uVTVi2GnCaIDDZlsoaMYXI6FQgXRpHmX6Y5FF8VTxBaaCyneybmnP2PtBR)
you can afford now.
When you contribute to MECA you make an enormous difference in the lives of
What's more-people in Gaza told me again and again-your support sends a message of hope and solidarity as they rebuild their shattered lives and continue to struggle for basic human rights.
With warm regards,
Co-Founder and Director
P.S. Please consider making a gift in honor of someone who cares about children and
their future. Just include the person's name and address on the online
form (http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102860215320&s=5095&e=001c_-cFQ2avA_lP4xyz0TwZgCk_c-XiIxnO56kjx8ctcqqjbND4lEDDIE74hyuE2kEIBp4tRdW55d5BhtRJIkJ8olNu9YyfGhm--qFZ9uVTVi2GnCaIDDZlsoaMYXI6FQgXRpHmX6Y5FF8VTxBaaCyneybmnP2PtBR), indicate whether is a gift "on
behalf of" or in memory. MECA will send a beautiful notification card saying we
received a gift from you for the children of Palestine. Thank you.
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