I have served as a volunteer for FRRME America over the last 3 years in addition to my own work of serving the needs of the Iraqi refugees in Madaba, Jordan. FRRME’s support helps provide the refugees with items such as food coupons, rent, and medical assistance. The needs of the Iraqi refugees are great and we need more support from places such as FRRME to help the people who have suffered so much. I am very happy to volunteer with FRRME-the work is very much appreciated and I hope this important work continues!
Um Rama (Sylvia)
FRRME America’s support has made me feel safe since it’s reminded us that there are kind people all over the world. My family and I would like to express our gratitude to FRRME for their help in supporting Iraqi refugee families living in Jordan. We are so thankful and appreciate all FRRME does to help improve our conditions and to give us hope for a better and safe future!!
For the past 4 years, ever since my family and I were displaced when ISIS invaded Iraq in 2014, I have not received proper medical care. This was due to the fact that we were constantly on the move as well as the fact that my family didn’t have the money we needed to go to a medical doctor. I was lucky enough to be mainly ok compared to others who suffer so many physical problems. My mother and my sister both needed medical care and were unable to receive it for so long, so any money that we had went to try and get them doctors appointments and medicine, along with being able to move to Jordan.
Over the years I started getting really bad headaches. I didn’t want to complain because we had so many other problems to worry about. When we came to Jordan they increased and finally, we realized it was from my poor eyesight. I was given a pair of glasses from a friend with her prescription. They helped improve my eyesight, but they broke, and I’ve been wearing them taped together for the past year.
Because of FRRME America’s donation, I was able to finally go to an actual eye doctor and receive prescription glasses that actually are made for my eyes! I am so thankful. I never would have asked for this because there are so many other priorities, my mom and sisters health, rent, medicine, school payments, food, I never wanted to complain. But when Meg visited, she noticed that I needed this before I even did and it’s made such a difference! I can now concentrate at school and a lot of the pain I had from before is gone. I didn’t even realize that the other glasses weren’t working as they should until FRRME America stepped in to provide for this specific need. Thank you FRRME-America!
I was made aware of FFRME's extraordinary work upon having met 2 of the Foundation's dedicated team members in Jerusalem in March of 2018. I heard personal stories of families who have fled persecution and lost family members. These refugees can sound like a statistic but they are not, they each have a name and a face. The needs are great. Not just for basic food and shelter which is provided by FFRME, but to build hope and help restore their physical, mental, spiritual and emotional needs. Please consider helping this organization.
This organization is helping Iraqi Christians as they are living in Jordan as refugees, away from their original homes, unable to support themselves due to refugee laws, and having to wait for permission to immigrate elsewhere. I have personally heard story after story about specific families who this organization is helping as they experience extraordinary trauma. Please support this organization as they serve our brothers and sisters across the world.
FFRME America's work with refugees of all faiths, with refugee children and particularly Iraqi Christians living in exile in Jordan is extraordinary. St George's church in Baghdad, the keystone of FFRME's work with its hospital and free health clinic, is a rare symbol of peace and hope in the Middle East. It's vital that FFRME America continues its unique work!
As one of the founders of the American Foundation For Relief And Reconciliation In The Middle East (FRRME USA), I am proud of the work we are doing to assist displaced Christians in Iraq and Jordan. FRRME USA provides efficient, on-the-ground humanitarian assistance in the form of food, shelter, medical care and support with relocation. Our operations in Baghdad, Northern Iraq and Amman Jordan are helping thousands to recover from the shock and trauma of sectarian violence and to start a new life. We also support a medical and dental clinic in Baghdad that is open to all faiths and is a pillar of hope in that embattled city.
I have long admired the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, of which I first became aware while I was working in Baghdad, when FRRME America was under the extraordinary leadership of the Reverend Canon Dr. Andrew White, founding chairperson of FRRME America.
Canon White and FRRME America were working so very effectively to meet the spiritual--and temporal needs of many in Iraq, regardless of spiritual orientation.
St. George's Church in Baghdad was home to the largest assemblage of Christians in Iraq and adjoined a medical and dental clinic, offering free healthcare to many, Iraqis, regardless of religious orientation.
More recently, FRRME America has focused on meeting basic living needs, including housing, nutritional assistance, and education for many refugees. FRRME America's contributions are, and have long been, essential for many.
The work of FRRME America has been exceptionally important for the promotion of peace and reconciliation in the Middle East.
FRRME America needs and deserves our prayerful and tangible support.
Brian C. Murphy
Long-Time Admirer and Supporter of FRRME America
My wife and I are supporters because we have seen the good it is doing to help the Christians in Iraq and Jordan.
As a founding member of the American Foundation for Relief & Reconciliation in the Middle East (FRRME America) in 2009, it has been my extraordinary privilege to serve those who have been persecuted and marginalized by violence, poverty and war. With the rise of the so-called Islamic State, we went from being a small organization helping the needy primarily in Baghdad to a small but mighty organization with teams on the ground not only in Baghdad but in the north of Iraq and in Jordan, and our efforts currently reach Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and refugees across the Middle East, providing emergency aid, food, clothing, rent assistance, education and jobs training. While the physical caliphate has been defeated, the need is as great or greater than ever as many IDPs and refugees literally have lost everything, with their former homes and businesses destroyed. Please consider a generous donation today! My name is Scott Rye. The current Chairman of FRRME America, I am pictured here in Jordan with FRRME Director of Operations in the Middle East, Dr. Sarah Ahmed.