Original Post by The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/dec/24/how-one-man-used-royalty-rednecks-and-football-to-help-syrian-refugees
Samuel J Fox, a lawyer from Los Angeles, saw the Syrian refugee crisis and felt compelled to act. “It was heartbreaking,” he tells the Guardian of the brutal, harrowing pictures of displaced children that spurred him into action. “Something, anything, needed to be done.”
For Fox, that something was football. He began what he called a “movement” to provide football jerseys – and hope – to the thousands of displaced, poverty-stricken youngsters living in camps with nothing but the tattered shirts on their backs. And so JerseyEX was born.
It’s a remarkable tale of rednecks, refugees, royalty, show business, and sports stars, incredible serendipitous meetings and the genuine goodness of Fox (with help from his friend and associate, New York producer Eric Angelson), who has, out of his own pocket, gone to incredible lengths to help those less fortunate than himself.