Refugees risk their lives pursuing safety because they have to. Some take buses or planes. Many more walk, crossing borders on foot. Some take the journey alone, joining with others along the way because there is safety in numbers. Others travel as extended families, carrying toddlers or grandmothers over a mountainous rainforest filled with flash-flooding rivers, dangerous wild animals, and even more dangerous traffickers.
Having to do something dangerous in order to be safe is an unyielding contradiction. It takes grit, faith, and – at times – the love and care of others. Whether you’re passing out hygiene kits to Latin Americans waiting to ride La Bestia north through Mexico or coaching Yazidi survivors’ business owners, you’ve honored our refugee friends’ resilience with your generosity. Thank you for showing up for them on the road, in their time of resettlement, and in their homes.
But there is still so much more to do. In honor of World Refugee Day, we are inviting you to support those seeking safety, freedom, dignity, and hope. War, poverty, and violence have decimated communities, but loving anyway will help us rebuild.
In this journey called life, all of us are just passing through. Make the most of this journey by loving boldly. Join us in recognizing those who put everything on the line to feel safe and find home.
Here are three ways you can recognize refugees:
Recognize refugees with a hygiene kit or a one time donation today.
Recognize refugees by adding a note of encouragement here. We will share these with our refugee friends.
Recognize refugees by sharing their stories. Join our Digital Street Team to learn how.