Green Prophet’s own Laurie Balbo has spearheaded relief efforts to warm Syrian refugees in Northern Jordan. She and her partner Virginia Nitz (wife of Green Prophet’s Brian) have single-handedly collected tens of thousands of hand-made hats and winter items to warm the bones and souls of displaced Syrians. In times of trouble, Israelis too are reaching out to the Yazidis – Christians from Iraq who have been displaced and slaughtered for their religious beliefs. In the above photo, the Israeli organization ISRAID shows its on the ground support to provide relief efforts this winter to warm and support the Yezidi people. The organization has sent mattresses, blankets and warm, non-food items to help keep the Yazidis safe.