Please join us in helping refugee families displaced by conflict and war!
HYDE PARK REFUGEE PROJECT
In partnership with RefugeeOne, the Hyde Park Refugee Project welcomed a Syrian family on December 23rd. Thanks to the support of the Hyde Park community the resettlement process is off to an excellent start!
We have learned of an exciting opportunity. Initial conversations with the family revealed that close members of their family are also refugees and are in the process of being resettled elsewhere in the United States. They will arrive in the U.S. on January 3rd.
At the request of the family, the Hyde Park Refugee Project and RefugeeOne are working together in an effort to redirect these relatives to Chicago so that the family can be reunited and can support one another in their transition to self-sufficiency.
In order to make this possible we want to raise funds within the next few days to cover the cost of travel to Chicago for the family of five. We estimate the cost of airfare to be about $1,500.
Support this Hyde Park Refugee Project by clicking the donate button on this page. Individuals who prefer to send a check should make it out to “RefugeeOne” and mail to the following address. Hyde Park Refugee Project
c/o Augustana Lutheran Church
5500 S. Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
We thank you for your support of this effort and would like to share a quote from Margaret Mead about the power of community. "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
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The Syrian Refugee Crisis
The Syrian Civil War began in 2011, when the government brutally cracked down on non-violent civilian uprisings. By 2014, Syria was the number one source country of refugees worldwide.
By the end of 2014, the UN estimated that the conflict in Syria has displaced nearly 9.5 million people, more than 40% of the country's pre-war population.
Nearly 80% of Syrian refugees are women and children.
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