How The World Relief Helps The Refugees Essay

1003 Words Jul 19th, 2016 5 Pages
World Relief
A refugee is a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster. When a refugee gets a green card from a country that is in poverty or in war it’s the equivalent to winning the lottery. When they get here they don’t know what to do who to talk to and World Relief comes in. Syrian Refugees come over to America with next to nothing. These people have gone through a lot in Syria and move to a new country to restart their life is super difficult. When they arrive in America they don’t know where to go and need help this is where World relief comes in. This paper is going to look at how world relief helps the refugees what kind of services are available in Glen Ellyn Illinois as well as the process the refugees undergo to come to America and live.
According to World Reliefs main website “World Relief began offering services in DuPage County in 1979 and then opened an additional office in Aurora in 1999 (Relief 2010)”. Tim Green is the director of World Relief running many different offices. The DuPage County world relief program is ran by Emily Green. World Relief helps over 4 million vulnerable people a year and has over 100,000 volunteers actively engaged in reaching their communities with lifesaving messages. It was founded in 1944 by American Christians partnered with some sister churches in Europe during a time of war. The National Association of Evangelicals then formed the War Relief commission to…

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