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Since the 1970s, we have been resettling refugees in coordination with the federal government, and supporting them in their journey to live the American dream. We do this because of our Gospel call to welcome the stranger (Matthew 25). We respect and too believe in the importance of national security, and understand that security and service to refugees are not mutually exclusive. We urge our President to reconsider the halt of refugees into America, and truly understand the life and death implications it creates for our brothers and sisters in need who have experienced horrible persecution. Our great nation has a wonderful track record of opening its arms to those in search of hope and does so in a way that is good for the families resettled, good for our communities, and good for our country. We are proud of the success of our refugees including that 96% of our refugee match grant clients are self-sufficient by six months after their arrival. We are committed to work within the laws of the land that support the refugees who have fled their war-torn, uninhabitable homelands, to find refuge here in the United States of America.
We encourage our fellow Americans to learn more about who among them is #alsoarefugee
Want to get involved? Here a few ways to help our work with refugees:
BECOME A MENTOR OR TUTOR FOR REFUGEE YOUTH
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
BECOME A HOST HOME OR RESPITE CARE PROVIDER FOR REFUGEE YOUTH
Click here for more information
PROVIDE A CARE PACKAGE FOR REFUGEE FAMILIES
A care package includes: Unused full size toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, bar soap or shower gel, and toothpaste), laundry and dish soap
We are also collecting board games, family activities, and gift cards for our refugee youth.
Many of the refugees we serve struggle with feeling isolated and often express their need for a friend. Please help us show them love and support by sending Valentine’s, cards, and letters. Packages and letters can be dropped off at our Donation Center Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am to 1pm or by appointment. For questions or to schedule an appointment contact email@example.com
REACH OUT TO A REFUGEE ON SOCIAL MEDIA
We’ve been in close contact with the refugees we serve over the past few days. Many are afraid. Confused. Some were waiting for the arrival of family members that have now been canceled. When asked how we could help, many of our refugees said they could use a friend. Please help us show love to these amazing people. Share messages of support using #reachout2arefugee and we will share your messages to those in need of hope.