How do you plan to celebrate Father’s Day on June 18th? How do you plan to honor World Refugee Day on June 20th? Please join us to honor our fathers and forefathers by preparing a warm welcome for Durham’s newest family of refugees, set to arrive on June 22nd.
The JRC Refugee Resettlement Initiative is excited to announce preparations in conjunction with our partner, Church World Service, for the arrival of a family of six from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). They are two parents, an 18 year old daughter and three sons ages 15, 12 and nine. They will bring only the clothes on their backs and few personal possessions, so we have the joyous opportunity to fulfill a mitzvah by providing furniture, household goods, clothing and a first meal. Think about your father or grandfather or great-grandfather who may have immigrated to this country a century ago, or a decade ago, or more recently. Think about our forefathers, refugees from Egypt, who immigrated to the Land of Milk and Honey. What inspires you to welcome the stranger?
Follow this link (http://bit.ly/JRC-apt2) to the Sign-Up Genius to sign up to contribute time, money, muscle, household goods, furniture, or a warm meal in honor of a special father figure in your life or history. Your contribution will be gratefully appreciated by Durham’s newest residents. Please sign up now, as all preparations need to be completed in less than two weeks, and thank you for your generosity!