Delegation Leaving Northern Virginia to Assist Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

(MENAFNEditorial) WOODLAWN, Md., March 21, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD), working alongside several faith based NGOs and local government entities throughout Northern Virginia (NOVA), successfully completed a coat and blanket campaign for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon over the last six months. Over 700 boxes, in three 40 feet shipping containers, have been shipped.

Helping Hand for Relief and Development has been providing humanitarian services to Syrian Refugees in Lebanon and Jordan since 2012 The most prominent groups of this campaign, who worked alongside HHRD include: Northern Virginia Relief Center (NOVA Relief), ADAMS Center Sterling, VA, Dar AL Hijrah Falls Church, VA, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Paxton Companies organized the trucking and Maersk provided free shipping from USA to Beirut, Lebanon.

A high-level delegation is set to depart from IAD Airport to Lebanon from NOVA region, to distribute other collected donations as well determine the plight of the refugees, while observing the mechanisms to be employed to distribute items from the containers. Delegation includes:
Hon. David Lavon Meyer-Mayor of the City of Fairfax,
Hon. Peter David Tarter Mayor of the City of Falls Church,
Hon. Marty E. Nohe, Prince William County Board of Supervisors and Chairman of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission,
Hon. Scott Kiefer York, Former Chairman of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors and Board Member of the Northern Virginia Relief Center,
Mustafa Akpinar, Board-Member of the Northern Virginia Relief Center,
G. Mark Gibb, Former Executive Director of the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, and President of the Northern Virginia Relief Center,
Asif Khan: HHRD Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic Region, and
Rasheed Ahmad- HHRD Marketing and Outreach Manager in NOVA
Those communities, who played pivotal role in the collection and packing of these items as well as, other community members from NOVA are encouraged to see-off this group at IAD Airport at 6:00pm on 03/21/2018, and to thank the city and county officials for their services to bring smiles to Syrian Refugees.

Delegation Contact:
ASIF KHAN, Coordinator Mid- Atlantic Region, HHRD
Phone: (301) 252-7553

General Media Contact:
iLyas Hasan Choudry- Director of Programs
Phone: (832) 275-0786

HHRD is a global humanitarian organization responding to human sufferings in emergency situations around the world regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, class and religion. To donate please visit or call 1-888-808-4357(HELP). HHRD is a 4-star Charity Navigator and a member of Inter-Action. Tax ID # 31-1628040 –

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