Restoring lives, uplifting Triad communities. 
Even in challenging times, we continue to serve refugees, immigrants, survivors of human trafficking, and our welcoming community here in the Triad. We want to keep you informed of what we've been up to and how you can get involved. We're grateful for your support as we continue to serve together!

Providing Holistic Community Care in the Midst of COVID-19
In response to the needs arising from COVID-19, our staff have been hard at work implementing our holistic Community Care Plan. This plan is helping us stay connected with clients, anticipate and meet needs, and provide our local community with creative and impactful ways to demonstrate welcome to their immigrant, refugee, and survivor neighbors. Hear from staff about how we're responding on Instagram or Facebook.  
As we continue to provide essential services in our community, we're following the latest guidance from Governor Cooper and World Relief leadership. Read our latest office announcements and access resources here >> 

All in This Together: Refugees in Winston-Salem Sew Over 3,000 Masks
Wondering what your refugee neighbors have been up to? A group of Karenni Burmese refugees in Winston-Salem have been busy sewing masks for healthcare workers in partnership with Project Mask WS. Rob Cassell, our Executive Director, recently interviewed Sei Paw about how she and her community are giving back, even in the face of hardships caused by COVID-19.
Read the interview here >>

Partnering to Combat Hunger
In April, we received a donation of 2,000 lbs. of rice from Rise Against Hunger. With the help of local immigrant churches and our volunteers, we were able to distribute the rice to our immigrant, refugee, and survivor neighbors in need of food assistance due to the impacts of COVID-19. Thank you to the many partners and volunteers who made this possible! 

Building Bridges: A Volunteer Profile
Gabriel Pais is a bridge builder, and even these challenging times haven't stopped him from helping his fellow volunteers connect with clients in our Citizenship Class. Learn how his own story of immigration inspired Gabriel to volunteer with us and how he's helping transform the lives of our clients and volunteers, here >>

World Relief Responds: Cambodia 
World Relief is on the front lines of caring for those in vulnerable situations in the U.S. and around the world. In Cambodia, the World Relief team is making individual household visits at a safe social distance, sharing prevention messaging and ensuring everyone in their communities has accurate health information. Read about the incredible impact they're having here >>
Want to know more about World Relief's national and international response?
For live updates on how World Relief is responding to COVID-19 in the U.S. and across the world, click here>>
As coronavirus has spread in the Triad, we've been responding to urgent and emerging needs through our holistic Community Care Plan. Funds raised towards this plan have already helped us launch new initiatives like teletherapy and are helping us maintain excellent standards of care for our clients and community. We estimate it will cost $25,000 to fully fund our Holistic Community Care Plan. Thanks to our supporters, we've already raised over $20,000! 
Will you help us reach our goal by the end of May? 
With just $75, we can connect a family with the essential resources they need. 
Thank you for standing with us in this time!

To hear from our staff about how the Community Care Plan is being put into action, check out our video updates on Instagram and Facebook.
Our volunteers are still demonstrating love to our immigrant neighbors. Learn how you can join them! 
We Care Packages
Ongoing/Flexible Schedule
Volunteers can say "We Care" to their immigrant, refugee, and survivor neighbors by sending them a We Care Package! This is a wonderful way to show love and hospitality in a time of anxiety and separation. Learn more and sign up here >>  
Supply Donations
Ongoing/Flexible Schedule
During this time, getting basic supplies can be a challenge. You can help provide supplies for clients who are moving into housing, experiencing challenges in obtaining necessities, or facing other barriers because of COVID-19. See our list of needed items and sign up here >>
We're on-boarding new volunteers! Learn more about volunteering with us and apply here >> 
Have you logged your volunteer hours? 
It's more important than ever to log the hours you've served. Your hours help us raise a cash match required by certain grants, as well as advocate for even more opportunities to bring our community together and empower others. A volunteer hour is currently valued at $25.43, so every hour logged counts! By logging your hours - especially now - you're helping us ensure that we can serve more people in more ways. Thank you!
A great way to partner with WR Triad is by praying with and for us! Will you join us in continuing to pray for our community in these areas?
  • For wisdom and peace within the refugee and immigrant communities, that they would not fear COVID-19 but be equipped with the knowledge and ability to take necessary precautions while continuing to care for their community members safely
  • For strength and perseverance among our staff who are witnessing the impacts of COVID-19 on our clients and their community, that they would continue to serve well and care for themselves in the midst of caring for others
  • For meaningful connection for those experiencing an increased sense of isolation, that they may receive love and support from neighbors in our welcoming community
  • For health and protection for our community, especially for those who are more vulnerable to severe illness
  • For healing and comfort for those who are currently experiencing sickness and loss
  • For provision for those in vulnerable and uncertain economic situations
  • For wisdom and creativity as our staff continues to anticipate and plan for emerging needs  among the communities we serve
"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." - Romans 12:12
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Evangelical Immigration Table Petition

Immigrants are finding themselves in increasingly vulnerable situations. Our partners at the Evangelical Immigration Table are calling on Americans to stand with vulnerable immigrants in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. You can learn more and voice your support for your immigrant neighbors here >>

Tip of the Month
Although the opportunities look different, our volunteers are still demonstrating love to their immigrant, refugee, and trafficking survivor neighbors! For tips on connecting remotely, ways to care for your neighbors, and more, visit our toolkit here >> 
Thank you for everything you do to support World Relief, to love and serve our clients, and to advocate for the vulnerable populations in our communities and around the world. 
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