WNY Winter Warm-Up

Most refugees initiate their lives in the U.S. at a crisis point. Having survived traumatic situations, they arrive in the U.S. with little other than the debt that must be paid for their travel. Even though their intent is self-sufficiency, now they face barriers in poverty, language, education, culture, trauma, and fear. Compounding the situation, Federal services provided to refugees reduce significantly six months after arrival, leaving refugees in a foreign land, unable to speak the language, and unequipped to proficiently navigate the systems. - Jericho Road Ministries

It won't be long before there's a blanket of snow covering much of Western New York. However, many of refugees spending their first winter here in our WNY region have spent their entire lives up to this point in sandals in a tropical climate, and the upcoming season will be an additionally rude awakening to the realization that they will need assistance if they are going to make it here. 

We will be gathering winter clothing supplies to distribute to our friend Pastor Purna and his Nepali congregation as they work to serve the 5-10,000 refugees from their home country that have been relocated to tour WNY region. More Info to follow in the coming weeks.


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