World Relief Refugee Care Exemplifies Idea that People Matter
This past week, World Relief staff, volunteers and supporters gathered in Sacramento to discuss their services in that part of the country, where they are on pace to settle over 2,000 refugees by the end of this year, the highest number of refugees of any metropolis in the United States.
Each was outfitted in Sevenly “People Matter” shirts as they anticipated the emotional and societal struggles of the resettlement of refugees, and launched their new Employment Program, which prepares refugees with job readiness and interview preparation in order to secure a job in the Sacramento area.
Every refugee WRS represents is pre-screened and authorized to work permanently in the United States – and all of their services are free. The people gathered exemplified to us what it is to Stand with Refugees in a way that celebrates our shared human dignity.
To love the immigrant is not to say that immigration should be open and unguarded. Indeed, some aid needs to be provided elsewhere for countries to be secure. And no nation is wise to let anyone enter: indeed, it is worth noting that the Statue of Liberty beckons those who are “…yearning to breathe free.” But all this should make none of us promote any less how important it is to care for the persecuted and the displaced -- in our own countries and abroad.
Leading by example inspires change in others and helps provide the peace and love that refugees need. Every dollar counts: we’ve witnessed it firsthand. When you support World Relief you’re supporting the displaced -- helping them find a safe haven to live their lives. Please join with us @Sevenly, share that you care, and create conversations.