How We Can Love Refugees Today -List of Organizations


January 29, 2017

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We don’t need permission or legislation to rally for refugees. Church- here is where we rise.

How do we, as Christians, deal with the many complicated current issues we are facing as a nation and around the world?

How we respond to the major issues of our day is part of what it means to follow Jesus.

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How do we respond?

We pray and act. We support our brothers and sisters who are on the ground serving our refugee communities. We step out in boldness to draw the refugee community in and love them as Christ loves us.

God is bringing us together at this time for important purposes. They are not political purposes- they are eternal purposes.

“If we are “out of our mind,” as some say, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” 2 Corinthians 5:13-20

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Here are some of the ways you can help.

Thank you to the hundreds of you who shared these organizations and ministries. Visit their websites, call their offices, and do something this week. We cannot sit idly by any longer. In the comments below, share any local or international organizations we can give to or serve beside.

International

Preemptive Love

Global Frontier Missions

Hellenic Ministries

Samaritan’s Purse

Global Partners

World Help

International Rescue Committee

Tutapona

Hear the Cry

Operation Mobilization

Shelter Box

Doctors without Borders

Frontier Alliance International

Edge Institute 

Global Aid Network 

Children on the Edge

International Association for Refugees 

A21

World Vision

National

Friends of Refugees 

World Relief

Tahirih Justice Center

Interfaith Refugee Ministries 

Let My People Go Network 

Seek the Peace 

We Welcome Refugees 

YWAM Refugee Circle 

Catholic Relief Services 

Catholic Charities USA 

Peace of Thread 

Send Me Missions 

Project 658 

Hope Print 

Justice for Immigrants 

Vickery Trading Co.

Providence Granola

Local

Denver-

Hope in our City 

Atlanta

Refuge Coffee Co 

Dallas-

Seeking Peace 

For the Nations 

Gateway of Grace 

Healing Hands

Northwest Bible Church

Northwest Arkansas-

Canopy Northwest Arkansas 

Houston

Fair Trade Friday 

Houston Welcomes Refugees

Louisville

Refuge Louisville 

Chicago

The Welcome Network 

Twin Cities, MN-

Arrive Ministries 

Indianapolis, IN-

Exodus Refugee 

Nashville-

Servant Group

Austin-

Home of Hope 

SARA 

St. Louis-

Rise Together Ministries

Oklahoma City-

Spero Project 

Dayton-

Friends of Neal Avenue

Salem, OR-

Sparrow Furniture

North Dakota-

Lutheran Services of North Dakota

Tuscon-

Tuscon Refugee Ministry

Colorado Springs-

Lutheran Family Services

Charlotte-

Project 658

Memphis-

Asha’s Refuge

Portland-

Refugee Care Collective

Toledo-

Water for Ishmael

**These are recommendations you all have given us. If you are supporting or serving with an organization it is wise to research and be sure they are a trustworthy organization.

{Beautiful photos by my friend Esther Havens}

We know there are many more incredible organizations- this is just a start. In the comments share other organizations and ideas you have about how we can help.

66 Responses to “How We Can Love Refugees Today -List of Organizations”

  1. Dallas, TX

    Northwest Bible Church has a community center in an area heavily populated by refugees that offers English classes, assistance in finding a job, after-school tutoring, and other programs to welcome refugees. http://www.northwestbible.org/northwestcommunitycenter/

    Healing Hands operates a low cost/no cost clinic for refugees – http://healinghandsdallas.org

    Vickery Trading Company – employes refugee women at a living wage while teaching them job skills and helping them understand American culture. Purchasing an item directly helps them to continue offering these services! https://vickerytrading.org

  2. Refugee Care Collective is an awesome organization in Portland, OR and is a part of Hear The Cry. If you live in the Portland area and want to serve refugees, I highly recommend RCC!

  3. The Refuge Initiative through World Orphans allows you to adopt Refugee families.

  4. Marisa Dempsey

    CBF NC is involved with the refugee population in Raleigh, NC.

  5. Water for Ishmael – Toledo, Ohio (This is an excellent organization assisting Syrian refugees resettle here in the US. Thanks for your thoughts and for compiling this list, Jennie.)

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