World Relief Renews Commitment to Stand with Refugees and Immigrants

PRESS RELEASE
November 10, 2016

World Relief Renews Commitment to Stand with Refugees and Immigrants

World Relief CEO Tim Breene and President Scott Arbeiter issue the following joint statement:

We congratulate President-elect Donald Trump on his election victory. Since 1944, World Relief has been pleased to work with Democratic and Republican administrations to advance a humanitarian mandate that is at the heart of the American ideal and at the heart of our theology as a Christian organization. World Relief has partnered with countless civic organizations and religious congregations to help resettle more than 279,000 refugees over the past 37 years. We call upon President-elect Trump to continue to partner with agencies—including World Relief—who actively help resettle refugees in the United States.

As governments change in Washington, one thing will not change, and that is World Relief’s commitment to help “the least of these”—including refugees and immigrants. We look forward to continuing to fulfill our mandate by empowering the local church to serve the most vulnerable.
 

Contact: Jenny Yang / jyang@wr.org / 433.527.8363 / Twitter: @JennyYangWR

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World Relief is a global, humanitarian relief and development organization that stands with the vulnerable and partners with local churches to end the cycle of suffering, transform lives and build sustainable communities. With over 70 years of experience, World Relief has 25 offices in the United States that specialize in refugee and immigration services, and works in 20 countries worldwide through disaster response, health and child development, economic development and peacebuilding.