Refugees are people who have fled their homelands due to persecution or fear of persecution because of religious beliefs, ethnicity, or political affiliation. They move on to temporary residence in refugee camps, typically in neighboring countries, where they remain until another country grants them permission to enter. While the average stay in a camp is 7 years, many refugees have lived in camps for up to twenty years.
One of our developing city partners is World Relief. World Relief Akron is a non-profit evangelical organization that assists refugees as they transition to new lives in America. From housing and medical assistance to ESL classes and career services, World Relief Akron provides refugees with the essential opportunities to become self-sufficient in our city. They partner with local churches and volunteers to ensure that the families they resettle are warmly welcomed and generously served with the love and compassion of Jesus.
WORLD RELIEF WEBSITE
WAYS TO GIVE
World Relief has monetary and physical ways that individuals, families, and life groups can contribute to the work they are doing to resettle refugees in Akron. To learn how you can contribute to World Relief in Akron click here!
Opportunities to Serve
WAYS TO PRAY
1 )Pray for each refugee family that arrives to be able to successfully transition into their new life.
2 )Pray for the staff as they help each family and individual to transition. Pray for strength and wisdom in their words and actions.
3 )Pray for more volunteers to come alongside the refugees as companions.
4 )Check out our 30 Ways to Pray for the city.