Eastchester moms help provide supplies for Syrian refugees
As the crisis in Syria escalates, a group of Westchester moms is stepping up their efforts to provide much-needed supplies to refugees caught in the war zone.
About a dozen volunteers gathered at a home in Eastchester Thursday to sort bags of clothing for adults and children.
The supplies were then loaded onto a U-Haul truck headed first to a nonprofit organization in New Hampshire and then to Syria.
This grassroots effort was started by Amber Lewis nearly four months ago after she wrote a post on Facebook asking if anyone wanted to do something to help refugees in Syria.
"This is the love of mothers and children and individuals who have come to us and said I want to do something to help Syria...What can I do?" says Lewis, of the Greater NYC Families for Syria.
The volunteers are also putting together bags of supplies to help refugees in the tristate area.