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As you may have seen in the news, U.S. troops have withdrawn from Afghanistan, leaving many questions as to what happens next, how World Relief Chicagoland is responding, and how you can help. Susan Sperry, Executive Director of World Relief Chicagoland, sat down to help answer some of these questions. What happens now that U.S.…

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Because of your generosity, we were able to meet our matching gift in 48 hours! Your donations are helping bringing hope, healing and restoration right here in Chicagoland. Dollar for dollar, your donation to World Relief Chicagoland will be matched up to $7,500 Check out the “why” behind the opportunity you have to double your…

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As a trained nurse and child development worker from a country in West Africa, Yao came to the United States on a scholarship to gain further education in psychology and counseling. He brought those skills to his work as a volunteer tutor with World Relief, where he met a little boy named Abdul who changed…

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There are many tasks that face us each new day. For example, maybe you are someone who makes a weekly to-do list to keep everything organized. When you take time to go over your calendar and prepare for the week, what does your schedule look like? Those of us who are immigrants and who are…

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In March we introduced you to Jenny Park, who became a World Relief volunteer a couple months into COVID-19. Drawing on her own experience as an immigrant and her skills in language tutoring, Jenny provided education support to a young woman from East Africa named Medina. In this post, Jenny shares about how a time…

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World Relief’s work would not be possible without the volunteers who give their time to connect with refugees and immigrants. From airport pickups to youth mentorship, volunteers play a pivotal role in helping families adjust to life in the United States. However, some volunteers might worry, “What if we’re too different? Will it be awkward…

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