Refugees need your help now.
For nearly 40 years and through seven presidential administrations, World Relief has partnered with the U.S. government and local churches to welcome people fleeing violence and persecution, most of whom are women and children. This is a critical time for refugees and we are witnesses to the greatest displacement of people the world has known.
As a result of the recent decision by the presidential administration to lower the number of refugees allowed to resettle in the U.S. by more than half, World Relief has been forced to close five U.S. offices and layoff over 140 staff members.
The world changes, but our calling doesn’t. Still we stand.
We have seen with joy hundreds of thousands of lives transformed, from refugee families reunited to children returning to school. Your gift will serve refugees who have recently come to the U.S.—helping them adjust to life in America—and preserve our remaining U.S. offices and expertise until the refugee admissions flow increases again.
World Relief and the refugees we serve need your help.
Your giving ensures sustainability to our U.S. ministries that serve refugees and immigrants. Contributions will be used for the purpose specified in this campaign. If in the judgment of World Relief such purpose becomes impossible, impractical, unnecessary, or undesirable, World Relief will use contributions for its general purposes.
We are pro-refugees and pro-security.
We are witnesses to the greatest displacement of people the world has known. The Church’s calling cannot change in the face of public policy. Now is the time to stand. You can make a difference.
We and those we serve need your help.
As a result of the recent executive order and it’s reduction in the number of refugees allowed to come to the U.S., 60,000 people have had their hopes of safety and a peaceful future dashed. Families longing to be reunited face prolonged separation and uncertainty. And many of our church partners are being denied the opportunity to welcome and love the stranger in the name of Jesus. It is our fervent prayer that the new administration will find a path forward that balances security and compassion. But in the meantime, we and those we serve urgently need your help.
Make a difference in the lives of refugees here in the U.S.
The World Relief Difference
World Relief empowers the local church to serve the most vulnerable. Together, through our extensive network of thousands of churches, we help refugees gain independence and dignity in the U.S.
Show your support for refugees in the U.S. Donate today to stand with us as we continue to help refugees move from dependence to independence.
Why help immigrants and refugees?
The Scriptures are replete with God’s commands to his people to love, welcome, and seek justice for refugees and other immigrants. Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan is our standard. The story goes that the man, whom Jesus presents as the model of neighborly love, provides assistance to a person in need, who was of a different religious tradition.
The American tradition of welcoming families who come to the United States to start their lives again in safety and dignity is our heritage. The American people—most of whom can trace their own families’ stories through a similar immigrant journey in search of freedom—are a hospitable people.
It’s World Relief.
When you help us, you are empowering local churches to stand with refugees. By ministering across cultural, linguistic and religious lines, the American church grows and people’s lives are transformed, moving from dependence to independent.