The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill recently presented a $240 donation to Richmond Hill High School graduate Amelia Iaderosa in support of her “Impacting Lives” campaign that focuses on the challenging lives of refugees from the Karen region living in camps on the Thailand/Burmese border.
The funds will pay for a full year of her cell phone expenses which is vital for her work overseas.
Her campaign appeal is designed to pay for return travel to Thailand and fund basic living expenses for her unpaid work with the Karen Women’s Organization (KWO) for another year.
“KWO cannot afford to pay salaries or even expenses and the standard of living in this region is very low, even away from the refugee camps where the Karen people have been forced to live for many years,” Iaderosa said.
“I am humbled by the work that they do. And while I am not changing the world, I believe that I can play a small part in rebuilding the trust of refugees whose lives have been shattered. I am extremely grateful to Rotary, and everybody who has made a donation — however small — to help me return to work amongst these people.”
To sponsor Iaderosa, visit her ‘Impacting Lives’ campaign page at www.indiegogo.com/projects/impacting-lives.
For more information on KWO, visit www.karenwomen.org.