Our refugee neighbors who cannot work due to COVID 19 need your help… and your donation will be doubled if you give now!
Ali Al Sudani
Chief Programs Officer
Like over 1,500 refugee neighbors served by Interfaith Ministries (IM) in Houston this year, our Chief Programs Officer Ali Al Sudani fled his homeland of Iraq in fear for his life. He had been helping American troops, which made it unsafe for him to stay in his home country.
Refugees are people who have fled their homelands due to war or persecution. If they wish to resettle in the U.S., they must go through a comprehensive vetting process with multiple federal agencies, including medical screenings. These are resilient, determined folks and, with our help, 90% of those we resettle are self-sufficient within six months of arrival!
Like neighbors across the globe, refugees living in our community have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Many work in hourly jobs and, when they cannot work due to business closures or reduced schedules, they do not get paid. For families living paycheck to paycheck, this disruption can be catastrophic. We want to help these families weather the crisis by providing temporary assistance with rent and childcare, so they can continue to remain self-sufficient.
If you are able, please donate today to help a refugee family remain housed and safe during the COVID-19 outbreak. A generous anonymous donor will match all gifts toward this effort, up to $20,000! To meet the need, we need to raise $80,000 by the end of April!