Restoring lives, uplifting Triad communities. 
Keep reading for the latest news and opportunities as we serve refugees, immigrants, survivors of trafficking, and our welcoming Triad community!

Loving Our Immigrant Neighbors Well: Nearly 70 in Attendance at Advocacy Event Informing the Community on Immigration
On March 23rd and 24th, World Relief Triad successfully held two educational events, "Loving Our Immigrant Neighbor," which featured a talk followed by a time of Q&A with World Relief's U.S. Director of Church Mobilization & Advocacy, Matthew Soerens! We were pleased to host Matthew for this time of fellowship & food in learning about how the immigrant populations are being affected by current policies and events.

If you were unable to attend this event and would like to learn more about 1) how you can love and advocate for your immigrant neighbors, 2) statistics and resources about immigration in North Carolina, please send an email to Or, if you were able to attend and would like to provide your feedback, please take the time to take our survey here.>>

World Relief Welcomes Announcement of Ukrainian Refugee Resettlement and Humanitarian Assistance, Urges Broader Welcome

World Relief welcomes this announcement of additional humanitarian aid and is eager to welcome more Ukrainians to the United States, while also insisting that the U.S. should also welcome a larger number of refugees fleeing other conflicts globally.

“Prior to the Russian invasion last month, World Relief had already resettled more than 7,300 Ukrainians in the past decade, roughly 40 percent of all Ukrainians admitted to the U.S. as refugees during that time,” observed Myal Greene, president and CEO of World Relief. “We are in close contact with many of these individuals, almost all of whom have loved ones now at risk in Ukraine, and we’re grateful that President Biden’s announcement today seems to open up the likelihood of expedited family reunification and other avenues of protection. We are ready to welcome them, in partnership with local churches and other community partners.”

Read more of World Relief's statement on this recent decision here.>>>

World Relief Triad to Host International Festival in Light of World Refugee Day
Save the date on your calendar as we bring back our International Festival in June for the first time in three years! 

And stay tuned for more details to come about this event. 

From Volunteers to Friends through Welcome
Volunteers Nancy Montgomery and Peter Jennings shared their journeys as active World Relief partners working to build relationships with Afghan immigrants! "From the beginning, we’ve learned that it's about relationships,” Nancy says. “When I’m with them, I want to be very present. I like the fact that I don’t know what’s going to happen." To read the rest of story of welcome, visit our blog.>>

Community Partner Highlight: How a High-Schooler Mobilized Her Church to Donate 1,600 Pounds of Food
When assigned a year-long research project for her senior year of high school, Kamree Anderson knew exactly what topic to choose. What she didn’t know is that she would use this project to inspire long-term change by working with her church and neighborhood to collect nearly 1,600 pounds of food! To read more about Kamree's story, check out our latest blog post!>>>

An Update from Immigration Legal Services
The Immigration Legal Services department is so excited to announce that in the last two months, 20 green cards were secured, 9 people became citizens1 family reunification petition was approved, and 3 employment authorizations were given! Additionally, there are currently 220 open cases.

We are so happy to see our clients of all different backgrounds gain sustainable, holistic assistance through this work. 

The Community Garden is Back!
We are excited to announce that our community garden is back and will be open for clients soon! Our staff has been working hard to get it returning to its best state for growing different varieties of produce items. Currently, there are 23 non-volunteer participants. 

We also have a new Garden Coordinator, returning staff member, and long-time partner with World Relief Triad, Kyle Herrington! After finishing grad school, Kyle worked as the Education and Event Coordinator for the Campus Farm at Liberty University. He was able to teach workshops on mushroom cultivation, seasonal growing in a high tunnel, rotational grazing, and more. He is incredibly excited to be joining World Relief Triad to serve the refugee population in the Triad through fresh food and education.
If you want to get involved in helping us with this effort, we invite you to take a look at the needed donated items below: 
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Bow rakes
  • Pitchforks for moving mulch
If you are interested in donating any of these gardening tools, please contact us at to coordinate a time for dropping off these items. 
We have open positions coming soon! Be sure to check the WR job board for the latest openings. 

Click here to learn more about our open positions >>

As of April 28th, we have welcomed 4 families  (including one family from Cambodia, a Congolese family, a Salvadorian family, and most recently a family from Afghanistan).

In addition, we are currently serving 12 clients' cases through our anti-human trafficking program.
Contact Congress to Support the Adjustment Act- We are pushing strongly for the passage of the Afghan Adjustment Act. An Afghan Adjustment Act will allow Afghans who were paroled into the United States to adjust for lawful permanent residence with a green card instead of applying for asylum. Visit the link to contact Congress.>>


Reforms to U.S. immigration laws are more urgent than ever. We’re proud to stand with other faith-based organizations, business leaders and advocacy organizations across the political spectrum as a part of the new Alliance for a New Immigration Consensus.

As part of the alliance, our goal is the enactment of incremental immigration and border security legislation in 2022. ANIC believes that reaching a legislative consensus on incremental reforms to our immigration system in the short term can lead to larger, more systemic bipartisan reforms in the future. 
Learn more and advocate with us.>>

Volunteer Appreciation Month
We wanted to share a HUGE thank you and appreciation for our volunteers from a few members of our staff to you! 
If we haven’t said it enough before, we don’t know where we’d be without your dedication to taking care of our staff and clients! You are truly:
+ The definition of selfless & generous
+ Essential
+ Passionate
+ & Compassionate
We love you because you:
+ make the Triad a more welcoming community
+ drive and assist our clients
+ are the hands and feet of Jesus
and for the MANY other ways that you provide services of welcome, connection, and development.
We will never get over all you do! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.
And don't forget to check out this video from President & CEO of World Relief, Myal Greene, thanking all volunteers across the country for their dedication to those we all serve TOGETHER. We couldn't do it without your support!
You can make a world of difference in the lives of refugees, immigrants and survivors of human trafficking by sharing your time and talents. Learn more and apply to become a volunteer with us at the button below.
Volunteer With Us
If you're a current volunteer and have hours to log, you can do so here >>
A great way to partner with WR Triad is by praying with and for us! Will you join us by praying for our community in these ways?
  • For the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and beyond: Last month, the White House announced a plan to admit up to 100,000 Ukrainian refugees to the United States. This was a welcomed announcement given the increasing numbers of Ukrainians arriving to Poland, Romania and other European nations. 

    But the Russian invasion of Ukraine is just the latest in a series of wars and conflicts that have fueled the greatest global refugee crisis since at least World War II. World Relief knows we need to rebuild a robust, nimble U.S. refugee resettlement and asylum processes that can welcome the persecuted from various parts of the world — including those who have fled similar conflicts to that in Ukraine but have garnered less media attention or been largely forgotten in the U.S.

    Pray that the church would not grow weary of doing good. As Jenny Yang has said, "We, as global citizens, are coalescing around common support for the people of Ukraine, and I hope this will also translate into care and concern for refugees and asylum seekers everywhere — especially those that are arriving at our own borders — regardless of where they come from."

  • Pray for both of our offices' preparation as we continue to welcome more arrivals in the upcoming months.  We are expected over 250 arrivals to take place through the end of the year, with about 130 resettling in both Winston and High Point. Pray specifically for our client coordinators as they work to properly provide them services and for all of our volunteer teams who are working effortlessly to welcome their new neighbors soon.
  • For the Afghans who have arrived and now wait for their pending immigration status in terms of citizenship: We are praying and hoping for a permanent solution to arise soon through the Afghan Adjustment Act or by some other legislative means.
"Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful." - Hebrews 10:23

Support from Our Community Partners
We are SO incredibly appreciative of all of our church & community partners and their support. As we have seen an even more increased response to helping us serve newly arrived refugees, immigrants, and survivors, we cannot help but bring light to some of the most amazing moments of generosity.
Wesleyan Christian Academy recently gave through a group of ~300 elementary-age students who provided various housing items for incoming refugee families' & survivors' homes. In addition, the school raised a financial gift alongside these donations!
Top Tier Fitness, a local business and partner of World Relief Triad in Winston-Salem, was recently able to assemble a Welcome Kit containing various bathroom and kitchen items for newcomers through a donation drive.

If you'd like to support us financially, visit our giving page >>
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