According to the UNHCR, there were over 21.3 million refugees worldwide as of June 2022. These are individuals and families who have been forced to flee their homes because of war, violence, conflict or persecution.
The United States issued a Presidential Determination for 2023 to welcome up to 125,000 refugees. In addition to the services and support provided by refugee agencies and their local affiliates, this work is only successful with the assistance of volunteers, sponsors, and donors. Refugee resettlement is true community-building work that brings all of us together to welcome our newest neighbors.
There are meaningful opportunities for you to contribute to this work in ways that are tailored to your interest and capacity.
We invite you to join us in building a longer table where all are welcome!
Thank you for your interest in partnering with EMM to provide services to newcomers. We are grateful for your continued support and commitment to building welcoming communities. It is because of the dedication and faithfulness of EMM supporters, friends, and partners that we are able to provide the services and support necessary to ensure our newest neighbors have the foundation to achieve success in their new communities.
To help us identify the best way for you to join in the work of welcome, please complete the questions below and submit. Once EMM staff have reviewed your information, we will be in touch!
“Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.”
– Hebrews 13:2