This is a training for volunteers who wish to come alongside new refugee families in Western Washington. We will be learning about - who refugees are,where they are coming from and why, what their lives are like here in thestates, and what it looks like for the Church and local community to come alongside them in Western Washington. For more information about volunteer roles, please visit http://worldreliefseattle.org/volunteer
Attendees must RSVP to the training. There are a limited number of spots available.
Here are some ways you or your church can help welcome refugees right now before you attend the training:
Learn – In the new book Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis the authors draw from history, public policy, psychology, many personal stories, and their own unique Christian worldview, the authors offer a nuanced and compelling portrayal of the plight of refugees and the extraordinary opportunity we have to love our neighbors as ourselves.
Advocate - Call your Senator and Congressional representatives to tell them you are in support of refugee resettlement in the U.S., and encourage your family, friends, church or school to rally behind the cause and do the same. Visithttp://www.worldrelief.org/advocate to learn more.
Pray - We invite you to join us in praying for the programs, staff, volunteers and church partners of World Relief. And most of all, we invite you to pray for the millions of vulnerable people around the world. Pray that God would meet their immediate needs, sustain them, and transform their lives and communities. Visit http://www.worldrelief.org/pray to learn more.
Furnish a Refugee Family’s Home – Visit http://www.worldrelief.org/welcome-kits to learn how to build welcome kits or purchase items via Amazon and have them shipped to a new family via our local office.
Give - To donate financially to Refugee Resettlement in Western Washington, click here. Our programs offer English classes, Employment search, Casework services, as well as connection to local Churches and the broader community.