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Tende front 2012 190x260AVSI-USA Annual Campaign 2012: Focus on Sandy and Syria

At the end of each year, AVSI-USA participates with AVSI throughout the world in the “Tents” campaign. In a gesture of solidarity, thousands of friends participate each year by donating or planning small events, concerts or booths to raise money and awareness to support select AVSI projects throughout the world.

This year, we see the opportunity to share a need very close to home, among many of our friends or family in New York who have lost possessions, homes or employment due to superstorm Sandy. We have also chosen to support the thousands of victims of ongoing violence in Syria, reminded of the urgency of their situation by many international agencies and by the messages of Pope Benedict XVI, who has invoked the help of the international community.


For this year’s campaign, funds will go to the following projects we have identified in need of support:


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Staten Island Hit Hard by Sandy

Local organizations like the relief team of St. Clare's on Staten Island are working hard to provide basic needs, long-term support to restore heat or repair homes and help families on the long way to recovery after Superstorm Sandy. Over 100 families have been identified to receive support.



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Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Fleeing the continuous violence in their home country, over 25,000 Syrian families have sought refuge across the border in Lebanon. AVSI is providing winter preparation kits for 200 families and school support  and 21 schools. With your help, we can do even more!




Help AVSI with an initiative in your community!

Find more information:

Ideas of previous initiatives in the United States

Who is AVSI-USA?

Contact Kristin today to let AVSI-USA know about your idea! or share your event on our Facebook pagealt

How can I donate?

To make an online donation via paypal or credit card, please click on the “donate” button on the left. Please fill in the purpose and all the required fields so that an official tax receipt can be mailed to you.

If you prefer, you may donate by a check to AVSI-USA mailed to the following address:


529 14th St. NW, Suite 994

Washington, DC 20045

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.