Restoring lives, uplifting Triad communities. 
As we continue to serve refugees, immigrants, and survivors of human trafficking in the Triad community, we want to keep you informed of what we've been up to and how you can get involved. Keep reading to learn about recent highlights, what's coming up this month, and for ways that you can join us. We're grateful for your support as we continue to serve together!

Outreach: The Triad Labor Trafficking Task Force at the Dixie Classic Fair
Labor trafficking happens at fairs and carnivals in North Carolina and across the U.S. The Triad Labor Trafficking Task Force, in partnership with World Relief staff and volunteers, shed light on this fact at the 2019 Dixie Classic Fair.
The October outreach educated over 250 fair-goers about labor trafficking. Additionally, over 75 fair workers received information about the National Human Trafficking Hotline and were engaged regarding their working conditions and the issue of human trafficking. This new effort reinforced that labor trafficking occurs right here in the Triad. World Relief staff identified a fair worker who was being labor trafficked. The individual cooperated with staff and local law enforcement to provide information about the trafficking situation and received assistance to leave the situation and move forward.
We thank our volunteers and the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office for their support during this new outreach endeavor! visit our website to learn more about human trafficking >>
From Civil War to U.S. Citizen: A World Relief Triad Story
A faint smile crosses K’s lips as she waves her American flag and poses for her first picture as a United States citizen. The certificate of citizenship she proudly displays represents a promise of brighter future; a future that for K did not always seem possible. read more of K's story here >>
‘Take A Number,’ The Prolonged Experience of a US Asylee
Many asylum-seekers must wait months to make their claim, unsure of whether they will be approved. World Relief’s Mark Lamb visits a small Baptist church on the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border that seconds as a safe haven for these asylum seekers. read more about Mr. Lamb's journey here >>
These local businesses provide income generating opportunities for our clients and give back to World Relief Triad through donations and other opportunities.
Anchor of Hope Box commissions WR Triad clients, as well as refugees and trafficking survivors internationally, to create beautiful, hand-made goods. click here for the online store >>
THIS SATURDAY: Anchor of Hope Box will be hosting a holiday pop-up shop at 83 Custom Coffee from 4 to 7pm. visit the event page for more info >>
Pen+Pillar creates beautiful paper goods and donates 10% of proceeds to support refugees in the Triad. They also partner with us to offer women's art classes and create spaces of mutual transformation for our volunteers and clients. click here for the online store >>
We want our clients and our community to be connected socially and professionally. Check out this month's highlighted volunteer opportunities to see how you can be a part of forming that connection. 
Community Connection Teams
High Point and Winston-Salem
CCTs partner with a refugee or immigrant individual or family to provide social interaction and a network of friends through monthly relationship-building activities, such as gatherings at team members' homes or social outings.
 To learn more, email us at
Sewing Class
High Point | Tues. | 1-2:30pm
We're in need of additional sewing instructors in High Point! With skills learned in our sewing classes, clients are able to pursue jobs in the sewing industry. If you know how to sew and would like to help out, email us at
Haven't become a World Relief Triad volunteer yet?
Learn more and apply here >>
Have you logged your volunteer hours? 
As a non-profit, recording volunteer hours is essential to the funding and impact of our programs. Unfortunately, only 1/3 of our volunteers log time and mileage. Volunteer Hours have recently increased in value to $25.43 an hour and help us raise a cash match for our programs. By logging your hours, you're helping us serve more people in more ways - thank you!
A great way to partner with WR Triad is by praying with and for us! This month, we're seeking prayer for...
  • our new arrivals joining us in the Triad this week! That they may feel welcomed, cared for, and safe in their new community 
  • ongoing impact as a result of the Triad Labor Trafficking Task Force's outreach at the Dixie Classic Fair - that our community would grow in awareness and action, and that individuals in trafficking situations would find freedom and support (and praise for the impact we've already seen!)
  • our clients for whom the holidays can be a reminder that they are far from home and family - that they would experience safety, warmth, hospitality, and community in this season
  • God's generous provision as we continue to serve our local community and international neighbors
The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help. - Psalm 34:17
Did you know you can give to WR in someone's honor? Give the gift of giving back by donating in a friend or loved-one's name this holiday season. Just select, "This gift is in honor, memory, or support of someone," when you make your donation. 
The Power of Your Voice 
Polaris Project: Take Action – Protect Legal Immigrant Farmworkers  

The exploitation of persons on temporary work visas (H-2As) is prevalent in the agriculture industry. The US Department of Labor has proposed measures that would worsen conditions for these migrant workers, potentially making them vulnerable to human trafficking. Help us protect legal migrant workers by quickly signing this Polaris Project petition >>
Tip of the Month

As the holiday season fast approaches, conversation and being able to communicate with one another are important for togetherness.  Take a look at our toolkit for some advice on breaking the ice with people of different cultures!  

visit our toolkit >>
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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