World Relief Refugee Resettlement

ref·u·gee refyo͝oˈjē/ noun
  1. status or form of protection granted to people who have been persecuted, or fear they will be persecuted, on account of race, religion, nationality, and/or membership in a particular social group or political opinion. synonyms: exile, displaced person, asylum seeker, boat people

The United Nations High Commission on Refugees released annual statistics showing that more than 51 million people were forcibly displaced at the end of 2013, the largest number since the end of World War II. Half of the world's refugees in 2013 were children. The U.S. has a strong commitment to refugee protection and resettles tens of thousands of refugees every year. Starting a new life in the U.S. is challenging, and refugees require immense support and assistance.

World Relief works in conjunction with governmental agencies to provide initial resettlement as well as services that support employment, youth, education and legal needs of refugees entering the U.S. World Relief also collaborates with the local Church and community members to come alongside vulnerable families as they begin their new lives.

Your donations will help to support the work of World Relief, Columbus, which has rented apartments in the Abbey Lane complex on Morse Road and an apartment in Whispering Oaks on Dresden Street to provide much needed service to refugees where they reside.

Engaged volunteers teach classes and provide other services needed in these apartments. Classes currently offered include english as a second language (ESL), after school tutoring, citizenship, and women’s health. We are currently working toward employment classes and safety classes.  We welcome volunteers and we provide training classes for all volunteers.

More information about your donation in 2015