I cannot think of a situation more dire than that which is taking place in Syria and affecting Syrian people right now. I’d imagine we’ve all read about, and seen the horrific footage of the most recent spate of chemical attacks and while extremely hard to watch, if you haven’t, I think it important to do so to understand just what the evil in this world is capable of. The Syrian Civil Defense, known as the White Helmets are a group of Syrian rescue workers who risk life and limb to respond to bombings, chemical attacks and any other act of violence against innocent children, women and men, and do so outside of any political or religious framework. Pure humanitarian motivation. I would suggest seeing who they are, and what they do here: www.whitehelmets.org
As of the time of this writing (according to their website), 166 White Helmet volunteers have been killed, and yet they continue to charge into affected areas to help the people, the families, the children who are otherwise helpless.
Politics aside, and regardless of who is responsible for the continued aggression against Syrian civilians, we can at the very least, financially help. We will be donating 10% of all sales of Nauti Straps (find Nauti Straps HERE) to the White Helmets this month, and even if you’re not in the market for a camera strap, even a few dollars can help if you feel so inclined to donate directly. I’ve tried to find worthy causes to support each and every month, and right now, I cannot think of any cause in more immediate need. We may not be able to do much in the grand scheme of things, but this is one way that we’ve decided to try and use our new business to help a little bit.
We will be getting back to our regularly scheduled programing shortly as I have multiple lens reviews and comparison articles in the works.
Thanks all, be well and happy shooting.