ACERO – Christian Organization Caring for Refugees in the Middle East



A nationally recognized financial advisor, Nadia Cavner served as the president of Nadia Cavner Group Investment Services for over two decades. An active philanthropist, Nadia Cavner supports the Assyrian Church of the East, which runs a relief organization called ACERO.

ACERO is a nonprofit which raises funds to help Assyrians in need, including those living as refugees in the Middle East. One of the organization’s programs is focused on alleviating the suffering of refugees fleeing Mosul, Iraq’s second city.

Because of civil war, many people fled Mosul. International organizations have estimated the figure to be 500,000. Some of these people sought shelter in local churches. They included Assyrians, Chaldeans, Catholics, and Arabs. Many arrived with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. If they were to survive, help was necessary.

ACERO responded by disbursing financial aid to the local churches, converting a priest’s home and one of the organization’s classrooms into shelters to house displaced families, and distributing food in the local parishes.

While the organization’s help came in good time, more needs to be done. ACERO is raising funds to distribute more food baskets, build water tanks, and install electric generators.


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