Syria to the 6: Gala and Silent Auction
After months of watching the news & seeing families with few possessions, reduced to walking, desperately trying to find anyone who would help & being rejected and discounted not just by people but by countries, I was really excited at the idea of helping. As a model who had traveled the world for almost a decade, I met and befriended many people from all over the world. At one point I had a roommate who had experienced war while living in Croatia. She and her family had to abandon their home and live in a forest while her father went off to fight. Our conversations opened my eyes to how families are effected by war and unrest. I have always had a sympathetic heart and participated in food drives and toy drives and other forms of donations but when I saw Leila's post about her initiative and how she could do more with some help I jumped at the chance.