You can help by responding to the call to offer welcome to refugees by gathering “Refugee Hospitality Kits.” The kits offer suggested groupings of bedding, bath, kitchen, and school items that help meet essential needs of newly arriving refugees.
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is requested to resettle 8% of ALL refugees who enter thru Church World Service offices, and Disciples have assisted in resettling more than 40,000 refugees through Church World Service since the end of World War II. To do that, we partner with our 34 CWS refugee affiliate offices all around the U.S. and Disciples have especially worked recently with refugees cultures from Iraq, Burma, Afghanistan, Somalia, Bhutan, Syria, and the Congo.
Due to multiple refugee crises in the world, we anticipate increasing refugee arrivals throughout 2016.
CAN YOUR CHURCH HELP MEET THESE EMERGENCY REFUGEE NEEDS? See how by viewing the 2016 Refugee Emergency Needs Alert.
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