FC Barcelona's professional sections join campaign to aid the refugees

The captains of the basketball, handball, futsal, roller hockey and women's football teams appear in a new video to raise awareness for the Foundation's drive

FC Barcelona's campaign to help the refugees, entitled ‘Tant se val d’on venim,’ continues to attract supporters, this time from FC Barcelona's professional teams in the sports of basketball, handball, futsal, roller hockey and women's football, whose captains have taken part in a new video aimed at publicising this initiative to aid the refugees, which was first presented a few weeks ago by Club Vice President, Jordi Cardoner.

The ‘Tant se val d’on venim’ campaign takes its name — which means 'It doesn't matter where we come from' — from a prominent line in the lyrics of the Barça anthem.

The captains — Juan Carlos Navarro, Victor Thomas, Aitor Egurrola, Paco Sedano and Marta Unzué — ask all fans and members who wish to make a contribution to do so through those channels made available by the Club. It's one more example of the unity of the Barça family in the face of an emergency situation such as the one being felt throughout Europe at the current moment.

Fundraising, awareness and integration

This campaign is in partnership with the Red Cross, an international body with expertise in managing migrant crises and which is the beneficiary of the funds collected. The campaign has three main objectives: fundraising, increasing awareness and social integration of those affected.

FC Barcelona has historically been a vehicle of integration for newcomers. Supporters Clubs, located throughout the territory, will be essential to carrying out the task of helping the new arrivals adapt to our society.

All areas of the Club are contributing to this campaign, which is counting on the entire Barça family, including members, fans, supporters clubs, athletes, coaches, sponsors and suppliers to help alleviate the migration crisis facing Europe, and especially those suffering due to armed conflicts in the Middle East.

Since its launch in mid-September, the project has gained significant visibility in the day-to-day operations of the Club, something that is expected to continue over the coming months. So far the campaign has the support of the first team players, who also appeared recently in a video to raise awareness that received a warm welcome from members and fans. This initiative has also attracted attention from the international press as various media outlets around the world have reported on the details of the campaign promoted by the FC Barcelona Foundation.

International donations can be made through the Club website: www.fcbarcelona.com/fcbrefugees. Those inside Spain can send a text message to 28014 with the word FCBREFUGIATS (cost €1.20) or can make a contribution at the different donation points which can be found in the vicinity of Camp Nou.

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