Emergency response in Bangladesh



By now, you have probably seen headlines regarding Rohingya fleeing Myanmar for Bangladesh following an outbreak of violence in late August. You may already be asking yourself how you can help.

Since August 25th, over 420,000 Rohingya have fled into Bangladesh, joining the half million that were already there. The established refugee camps are full, and those arriving have little to no access to shelter, clean water, or other amenities. They have arrived with little but the clothes on their backs.

Shelter for Life is hoping to respond to this situation by doing what we do best—providing shelter and aid in a time of need. In keeping with this, we are planning to send a team to the Bangladesh in October to assess the situation and identify the most effective means of helping. We project the cost of assessment, including travel, at $25,000. A donation of any amount can help us reach this goal. Anything received beyond the $25,000 will begin our response to the situation. You may Donate Now online or by check. All donations to Shelter For Life are tax-exempt, and you will provided with a receipt for tax filing purposes.

Thank you for your compassion and for partnering with us during this time of urgent need.


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Mustafa Omar
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Mustafa Omar has worked in Shelter For Life’s field projects and headquarters organizational management positions, leading operations and business development around the world. Mr. Omar has managed and overseen a variety of projects in some of the world’s most difficult places to work, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Liberia, and South Sudan. He holds a degree in Economics from University of Wisconsin and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas, and a graduate degree in Urban Planning from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.

Gordon Wright
Vice Chairman

Gordon A. Wright is Founder and President of over 40 years with JIMI International and is an Elder at Tulsa Christian Fellowship. Mr. Wright owned and operated a lawn and tree service business for nearly 15 years. Mr. Wright also served with the US Army for three years in the 1960s.Two of Mr. Wright’s years were spent in South Korea as a Brigade Intelligence Sergeant. Mr. Wright has provided mentoring and counseling to spiritual leaders around the world; with specific attention to individuals in Russia, Ukraine and former Soviet Bloc countries. Mr. Wright helped to found and direct East/West Resources International and Global Assistance Partners International. Mr. Wright has served as one of the original founding board of directors for Shelter For Life International. Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, Gordon grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and currently resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma.