Saturday, 9 June 2018

Operation Refugee Challenge this month

Operation Refugee Challenge this month

Two years ago some may recall that we participated in CWS's Operation Refugee Challenge and we have been advised that, in the last two years over $100,000 has been raised to support refugees living in Lebanon and Jordan. We found the challenge of living off refugee rations for 5 days most educational and can recommend it as a learning experience. CWS supply the food box.

So far this year 60 people have registered to do the challenge but CWS advise that the need in the refugee camps is still critical as the situation with summer coming on is unbearable. The containers the refugees live in heat up like ovens and the tents offer little shade from the sun.

CWS would like to have another 90 people do the challenge from 16 to 20 June this year. You can register at www.cwsoperationrefugee.nz or maybe you know someone else who you could sponsor who might enjoy the challenge. You can also donate direct on that website.