I'm thrilled to announce our very first WAGS LOVE Partnership with Preemptive Love Coalition (PLC). I had the pleasure of traveling with some of the women who work for Preemptive Love to Israel-Palestine last year and was blown away by their stories and the incredible work they do.
Jessica Courtney (pictured with me above) and her husband Jeremy moved to Iraq ten years ago, at the height of the Iraq war. (Raise your hand if you think that's ridiculously brave). When they started Preemptive Love Coalition, their focus was on providing life-saving heart surgeries for thousands of children and medical training for Iraqi doctors.
Then, ISIS came. And everyone left.
But Preemptive Love stayed.
These days, the PLC team literally goes where no one else will go. They are the first ones in after ISIS is driven out, so close to the front lines that gunfire is erupting only a few blocks away.
We often talk about our baseball community. It's a beautiful sisterhood, isn't it? What if we could expand our sisterhood by investing in women in war-torn places? It gives me the chills just to think about what we could do together.
So how can we help?
Over the month of February, the Preemptive Love team will be doing Instagram takeovers and weekly posts to give you more of an insight into what they do and give you an opportunity to ask questions. We will also be hearing from WAGS who already partner with PLC. What I want most of all is for us to pay attention, to listen and learn, to not turn away.
In the meantime, here are 3 practical options for getting involved and making a difference:
- Follow Preemptive Love Coalition on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
- Buy from our LOVE Collection, and share it with your social networks (100% of the proceeds will go to PLC in the month of February).
- Build a relationship with the Sisterhood by becoming a monthly supporter to show them you believe in them as they rebuild their lives and futures.