Updated: Sep 17, 2020
On August 8th, 2020, Afar News Toronto started a gofundme campaign to help the recent victims of the flooding of the Afar Region. At first, we had an original goal of $5,000 CAD, but the overwhelming response of reaching that goal in 5 days made us increase the goal. Right now, in 3 weeks, we are proud to announce that we have achieved our new goal and collected $7,500 CAD for the Afar People.
We cannot express our thanks enough towards all the people that have helped us to reach this goal. Your support and good will has touched us beyond description and we, along with the victims of this flooding, are forever grateful.
With that being said, we pledge that no matter how small the contribution, every penny that has been donated to this campaign will find itself going to the assistance and well being of the victims of this terrible flood. We have informed the local government and received the blessing of Afar Regional President Awalu Arba to cooperate with the Flood Relief Committee in distributing the funds.
Again, words feel inadequate, but we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for showing us that in our darkest hour, we are not alone.