In a day and a half we raised $2,500 for my family in Syria! It was an incredible outpouring of support and we’re so grateful. Then our campaign was frozen. The site that we used to host it, Indiegogo, said our campaign might be against US OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control) law because of sanctions they have against Syria. Now I can’t log in to my account, donor’s can’t see the campaign they contributed to and people can’t make donations.
Indiegogo says on their website that the first few days after launching a campaign are the most important for building momentum and getting promotion through their avenues. Instead of helping us, they’ve destroyed that momentum and likely taken thousands of dollars away from an innocent Syrian family struggling to survive.
Thanks to all of you who donated. We want you to know how grateful we are and we’ll keep you updated on the situation. We’re looking into alternatives and waiting to hear back from Indiegogo.