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Refugee Mission Ministry Volunteers & Donations Needed

By June 27, 2024No Comments

Did you know that over 37 million refugees overseas are awaiting resettlement? And that last year over 4300 refugees were resettled in the Chicago area and DuPage County? Last year 16 volunteers from First Pres Glen Ellyn welcomed 7 families and individuals to DuPage County. This is an invitation to YOU to volunteer for this gratifying effort to help a new refugee individual or family as they resettle in our community. Or by donating an essential household item or two, making the welcome for refugees to their new home even brighter. Previous volunteers have found that you receive so much more… such as love and joy… when you take a moment to help someone as Christ showed us how to do.

Here are some opportunities for you to consider:

  • New Neighbor Volunteer – Volunteer individually or to be part of a group to befriend and help refugees as they acclimate and assimilate to their new community, through conversational English that helps them learn a language different from their own, or as a mentor to the children of the family. A background check is required for this ninety-day commitment.
  • Welcome to America Packs – purchase and donate new household items listed in Exodus’ Welcome to America Packs! A list of items to help make their house a home has been put together by Exodus and can be found here. PLUS you can also be a part of the delivery team! All that is needed for this is a background check through Exodus. Please expect a quick request for your help.

If interested contact Lynn Day.