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ABQ FaithWorks to Honor World Refugee Day with Campaign to help Asylum Seekers

Why are we honoring World Refugee Day? 

You may already be familiar with one of our 3 flagship programs that supports people who have come to the United States seeking asylum. They are fleeing persecution and danger, but do not actually have the protection of asylee status until they work their way through the court system to prove that they would, in fact, be in danger if they returned to their home country. Sadly, this legal process can take years, during which time asylum seekers risk deportation, and face obstacles in their search for work, housing, food, and other basic essentials. But fortunately, with the help of our volunteer family liaisons and generous donors, asylum seekers in our program have emotional, practical, and financial support during this waiting period. We celebrate World Refugee Day to honor all those who have safely found asylum and refuge, and to give our clients hope that they will find safety and belonging here.  

Your support between now and June 20th will help ABQ FaithWorks in our ongoing efforts to walk with Asylum Seekers’ journeys toward official asylum protection. And the best news is, up to $3000 will be matched by our Board of Directors. That means your gift will be doubled, dollar for dollar. 

Give today to make sure your gift is matched, and keep checking back to see how close we are to our goal of $10,000. You can share our fundraising page on social media, or even start your own fundraising page! By sharing this cause that means so much to you with your friends and family, we can all help welcome the newcomer. 

About World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day is an international day designated by the United Nations to honor refugees around the globe. It falls each year on 20 June and celebrates the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution. 


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