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Q & A with Susan Sperry

September 1, 2021 |

As you may have seen in the news, U.S. troops have withdrawn from Afghanistan, leaving many questions as to what happens next, how World Relief Chicagoland is responding, and how you can help.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.…

Abdul and Yao

August 5, 2021

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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Ordinary Moments

July 27, 2021

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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Jerome’s Story

July 8, 2021

World Relief staff member, Jerome Bizimana, became a U.S. citizen after his struggle to escape hate and violence in what felt at times like a hopeless quest for peace.

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