Malaysian Guy Who Feeds Refugees In Greece Sends SOS To Ellen DeGeneres

It's not just Ellen, you can help out too!

Awhile back, we did a story on Rayyan Haries, a 25-year-old Malaysian foodie who's currently based in Lesbos, Greece - serving food to Syrian refugees

Rayyan, has been volunteering since 2013. His first volunteering stint was in the Philipines after Typhoon Haiyan struck.

Rayyan has set up a makeshift kitchen along the shores of Lesbos, Greece to feed up to 2,000 refugees a day

Rayyan's makeshift kitchen in Lesbos.

Image via Rayyan Haries's Facebook page.

Haries operates a modest makeshift kitchen in Skala Sikaminea, a small coastal village on Lesbos island that receives upwards of 2,000 refugees a day.

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But with winter approaching soon, Rayyan's kitchen is facing the risk of being destroyed

"Like many other big NGOs, everyone is winter-proofing their camp and workstation. Fortunately for them, they have money and I don't. We don't have that much money nor resources to make our kitchen winter proof, we don't have a high-end kitchen, but we have a strong resilient heart and passion to keep feeding people," said Rayyan.

So, what does he do? Being a huge Ellen DeGeneres fan, Rayyan is seeking help from the talk-show host in a Facebook video in hopes to reach out to her for much needed funs. WATCH:

I hope you see this Ellen DeGeneres, because I love you and you are my inspiration! I need your help to winter-proof my kitchen here in Skala Skamnias. You are one of my inspirations to open #TheVolunteerCook kitchen in Greece responding to the #RefugeeCrisis! <3#BringEllenToLesvos #TheVolunteerCookOnEllenp/s: If she doesn't see this, you can always help here http://gogetfunding.com/urgent-appeal-lesvos-rayyan-needs-you-his-kitchen-needs-setting-up-for-winter/

Posted by Rayyan Haries on Sunday, November 22, 2015

In the 1-minute long video, Rayyan tells of his love for Ellen and how he inspired him. He got slightly emotional when he talked about his predicament - the need to winter-proof his kitchen so he can continue feeding refugees.

Ellen, we really hope this reaches you!

Help Rayyan by sharing this story and tagging Ellen DeGeneres on Facebook and @TheEllenShow on Twitter!

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It's not just Ellen, though! You can help to winter-proof Rayyan's kitchen by donating to his GoGetFunding page here. Or hey, do both just because you can!

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