World Relief Chamber Music - Venezuela Crisis
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Dear Friends and Family,
World Relief Chamber Music (WRCM) is an organization co-sponsored by World Vision that is inspired to heal the world through music and aid children who suffer from poverty and disasters. WRCM consists of elementary to high school students who perform various musical acts at local senior citizen centers, World Vision Headquarter, and fundraising concerts to help raise money and spread awareness for the victims. Year after year, we continue to share our love for music with the world, bringing happiness and joy to children all over the globe. We hope you join us on our journey to rebuild their lives. Every little donation makes a huge difference in providing relief to children and families affected by these disasters.
For decades, Venezuela has faced severe economic and political turmoil that has left millions in poverty. Due to intense hyperinflation, millions of Venezuelans--men, women, and children alike--can no longer afford basic necessities such as medicine and toiletries. 87% of the nation is in poverty, food is scarce for many, and violence driven by desperation runs rampant. Mothers lock themselves at home, fearing that burglars may break in to steal foodstuffs. Previously eradicated diseases such as cholera and malaria have made a comeback. An increasing number of children die of hunger and malnourishment each year. Infant mortality rates have increased a hundredfold, and the Venezuelan Ministry of Health has published that 12,000 children under the age of one died in 2016. That statistic was quickly taken down by the government, which fired the Minister of Health and censored critical statistics.
But we can still help victims directly. More than 4 million Venezuelans have already left the country in hopes of finding a better life in nearby Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and Argentina, while more than 500,000 have gone as far as Spain and the United States in search of opportunity. However, most importantly, the Venezuelan crisis is affecting 1.1 million children. Schools are shut down for several days and then reopened, but children are unable to go to school due to a lack of water, food, transport, and other effects of the economic meltdown. Without education, these children won’t have the tools or skills to overcome poverty and become successful in their communities. As much as the rapid refugee migration has strained local tensions, it has also shown that we as a global community can support Venezuela’s humanitarian needs. By keeping borders open, Peru has ensured that thousands of families can reunite, refugees can get access to social services, and hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans can finally regain a sense of normalcy to their lives. This is made possible through generous donations from charities and donors like you and me.
These victims need our help, and your donation could be a lifeline to a Venezuelan family in need. World Vision staff have been working diligently to support the refugees, but forecasts estimate that the number of displaced people will rise to 5.4 million this year. WRCM is working in conjunction with World Vision to help provide for the children whose lives have been overturned by poverty, homelessness, and disease. Please join us in helping them to access food, shelter, clothing, and medicine.
Your donation will directly support World Vision’s crisis relief aid by supplying children affected by Venezuela’s crisis in the following areas of need:
- Food and Water
- Hygiene Kits with Soap and Shampoo
- Temporary Shelters
- First-aid supplies
- Funds for Rebuilding
- And more
Let us work together to bring hope and love to the refugees suffering in Venezuela and struggling to find stability abroad. If you have any questions or concerns, please visit www.wrcm-ca.org or call our Director Tammy Wang at 909-957-9995. If you wish to donate personally, you may do so by contacting us from our website.
We thank you for your time and sincerely encourage you to donate to help the children in need.
Andrew Hsu, Christina Wu, William Lin, and World Relief Chamber Music