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Sami for Syria hits its fundraising goal

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Although his tag team with Tye Dillinger shows some promise, the major things many of us hoped would be happening for Sami Zayn after moving to SmackDown haven’t materialized yet. But his on-screen character and story aren’t the only reasons a lot of us like The Likeable One.

Last month, Zayn celebrated his 33rd birthday by launching an online fundraising campaign to provide medical care for victims of the war in Syria. In a video announcing the “Sami for Syria” effort, the Canadian-Syrian explained how important the cause of providing humanatarian aid for the millions impacted by the years long war in the Middle Eastern nation was to him, and how he’d decided to partner with the appropriately acronym-ed SAMS (Syrian-American Medical Association) Foundation to help.

In order to purchase a vehicle and convert it into a mobile medical unit (MMU), as well as staff, supply and maintain the MMU, they set a fundraising target of $48,000. As of today, Aug. 12, one month after Zayn’s birthday, the campaign has reached that goal.

Sami also recently announced that, in addition to a nurse and midwife, the mobile unit would also provide psychosocial care to those traumatized by life in a war zone.

Though the goal has been reached, the campaign is still active. You can donate here.

Keep up the great work, Sami.