Remembering the Holocaust With Service

snowy railroad gates of Auschwitz concentration campToday is Holocaust Remembrance Day—70 years ago today, Auschwitz was liberated.

Eleven million people were persecuted, tortured, and/or exterminated in the holocaust, targeted groups were: Jews, Homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Roma Gypsies, Courageous Resisters, Priests & Pastors, the Disabled, children of Black African parentage.

In memory, here are just a few volunteer service possibilities for you to consider generated by these groups:

AJWS: American Jewish World Service “…is the leading Jewish human rights and development organization working to realize human rights and end poverty in the developing world.

We pursue lasting change by providing financial support to local grassroots and global human rights organizations working in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and by mobilizing American Jews and others in the U.S. to advocate for policies that will benefit people in the developing world.”

Rainbow World Fund “is the world’s first and only all-volunteer, LGBT-based humanitarian aid organization. RWF’s mission is to promote peace, unity and hope by leading the LGBT movement in participating in local and humanitarian relief efforts. RWF works to help people affected by natural disasters, hunger, poverty, disease, oppression and war by raising awareness in, and funds from, the LGBT community to support relief efforts around the world.”

Jehovah’s Witnesses Construction Projects put special regard toward environmental impact and protection, and volunteers of the church also are very active in disaster relief.

National Romani (Gypsy & Traveller) Anti-Discrimination Organization has opportunities to get involved in their mission dedicated to the worldwide support of the Romani people.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. is always happy for volunteers to help.

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