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're grateful for your support as we continue to serve together!

So Much in Store: Eritrean Refugees Open Local Grocery Store
Haile Mekonen and Kahsay Gebreslase, two members of the World Relief Triad community, recently opened an Eritrean grocery store in High Point! We spoke with Haile about resettling in the U.S. and becoming a small business owner. Read the story here >>

In the News: NC's First Labor Trafficking Task Force
Rachel Parker, our Anti-Human Trafficking Services Manager, recently spoke with Spectrum News about labor trafficking and the important work of North Carolina's first Labor Trafficking Task Force. Watch the full report here >>

The Latest Numbers from Opportunity Services
Through Opportunity Services, we help clients take steps towards building a sustainable and stable future for themselves and their families. Here's a recap of some of the ways we served clients enrolled in Opportunity Services from October 2019 through March 2020.
  • 141 clients served from 19 countries
  • 32 job placements across 18 employers
  • 27 youth and young adult clients served
  • 6 high school seniors graduated and plan to attend higher education

Immigration Legal Services Turns Three
On July 14, we celebrated the three year anniversary of our Immigration Legal Services Program! Over the past three years, ILS has continually grown, allowing us to serve many in the wider immigrant community in the Triad. In the midst of COVID-19, our clients have continued to receive quality legal services, including assistance with citizenship. This picture of one of our clients was taken after he was sworn in as a U.S. citizen earlier this month!

"Closed Doors" Report on Refugees Fleeing Religious Persecution
World Relief and Open Doors USA recently published a joint report revealing a 90% reduction since 2015 in the number of Christians resettled from countries where the Church faces persecution. Resettlement for other religious minorities such as Jewish refugees from Iran, Yezidi refugees from Iraq, and Muslim refugees from Burma, are also on track to end 2020 down more than 90% from 2015. Read the press release and access the report here >>

COVID and the Issues: Reports from Across the Globe

In the midst of COVID-19, World Relief has been innovating new ways to continue serving those in vulnerable situations in the U.S. and across the globe. “Covid and the Issues” is a series of in-depth reports highlighting how World Relief teams have adapted to serve their communities. Keep up with the latest reports here >> 

Due to COVID-19, many of our in-person volunteer opportunities are currently suspended. If you're interested in serving once restrictions are lifted, you can learn about becoming a World Relief Triad volunteer here >>
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Marketing and Communications
We're looking for a Marketing and Communications intern this fall. If you are (or know) a student or recent graduate with relevant experience, click here to email us! 
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 ways?
  • For continued health and protection for our clients, staff, volunteers, and 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 wisdom among leaders at all levels of our community as they seek to keep their community members safe and thriving
  • For continued provision for those in uncertain or vulnerable economic situations
  • For students and families as they prepare to go back to school, especially for those already vulnerable to gaps in educational support
  • For our current and incoming interns who are navigating their return to campus and classes amidst a stressful and uncertain time
  • Praise for the extra outpouring of community support we've witnessed in these past months
"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." - Romans 12:12
Thank you for helping us reach our goal!
By the end of June, our welcoming community helped us raise over $25,000, fully funding our Holistic Community Care Plan. This plan has allowed us to respond to urgent needs and maintain excellent standards of care for our clients and community. 

As our community continues to grapple with the impacts of the pandemic, we're turning towards recovery and next steps. By becoming a recurring giver, you can help us continue to support refugees, immigrants, survivors of trafficking, and the community that welcomes them. 

Just click "make this a monthly gift" when you donate. 
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Stand with DACA Recipients

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that the executive branch had provided a legally inadequate reason for terminating Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. However, the decision also made clear that this or a future administrations could still terminate DACA. A broad range of evangelical Christian leaders have prepared a letter to urge Congress to support DAC. Read and sign the letter here >>

Tip of the Month
Many are concerned about the economic impact of COVID-19 on small businesses. By purchasing from local, immigrant owned businesses, you can support a welcoming and sustainable economy for your international neighbors. For a list of just some of the local immigrant owned  and international restaurants in the Triad, 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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