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Rebuilding Connection and Pride

February 27, 2021 |

Every day World Relief staff and volunteers are invited into stories. We are challenged to recognize the nuanced image of God in each person we serve, and remember that their stories stretch far beyond the boundaries of words like “immigrant, refugee, asylum-seeker.” The posts in this section—voiced in first-person, too long for social media, and lightly edited—extend that invitation to you.In this post we meet Gao Guanghua. When…

World Relief Grieves the Loss of Life at Kabul Airport and Urges Biden Administration to Ensure Continued Safe Evacuation of Vulnerable Afghans, U.S. Citizens and Green Card Holders

August 26, 2021

August 26, 2021 CONTACT:Lauren Carllauren.carl@pinkston.co703-388-6734 BALTIMORE — Today, August 26, a series of terrorist attacks near Kabul’s airport took the lives of over 60 Afghans and 12 U.S. troops. These attacks were carried out at the site of an ongoing evacuation of vulnerable U.S. citizens, green card holders, and vulnerable Afghans, efforts led by the…

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Double Your Impact for those fleeing Afghanistan

August 20, 2021

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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I helped U.S. troops in Afghanistan. I’m safe now, but I worry for friends I left behind.

August 17, 2021

Program participant Seeta Habib and her family were resettled through World Relief Memphis in October 2020 through the special immigrant visa program. She and her husband had served as interpreters and journalists for U.S. forces in their home country, and they were consequently targeted by the Taliban. This is her story. When the Taliban took power…

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