As we know, the combined threats of war, persecution and terrorism in recent years have led to a refugee crisis unparalleled in modern history. The world’s displaced population has nearly tripled in the past decade alone. It is our hope that the U.S. will continue to demonstrate great compassion and welcome vulnerable refugees from around the world.
We are committed to co-sponsoring a refugee family in early January. We will be partnering with RefugeeOne, where they assist thousands of refugees and immigrants each year by arranging housing, teaching English, helping with acclimation to American culture, teaching computer and job readiness skills, securing employment, obtaining medical and other care, and dealing with trauma through counseling. As part of this effort we will raise $8,000 to aid in resettling a family for six months. We also need a cohort of Am Shalom members and friends to become actively involved with the family, gathering 80 items needed to furnish a household and people willing to commit to weekly or bi-weekly visits including mentors and tutors.
If you would like to assist in this effort, or if you have any questions, please contact Laura Horn at email@example.com
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