We welcome refugees & YOU can help!

$3,870 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 49 people in 23 months
Kelly Kato
for Reformed Church of Highland Parkaffordable Housing Corporatio...
You’ve read the staggering statistics. You’ve seen the images. And you’ve heard the horrific stories of the refugee crisis of historic proportions.  Half of Syria has lost everything, fled the country, and 4.8 million people now live in refugee camps hoping to begin a new life. 

You may be struggling to know how to help in a meaningful way and you are not alone.

Interfaith-RISE, (Refugee and Immigrant Services & Empowerment) is a local response to the growing global refugee crisis. We are a 501c3 State Department approved resettlement site in central New Jersey, and it is part of the Reformed Church of Highland Park-Affordable Housing Corporation program. As a multi-faith, multi-congregational, multi-racial concerned citizen coalition, Interfaith-RISE will resettle 50 vetted refugees in 2017, many from Syria, and all fleeing unspeakable horror and tragedy. 

We were to receive one Syrian family and two Congolese families in early February 2017, until the President closed the borders, and the future of the refugee program is still uncertain. Meanwhile, refugee families who are already here with us need our help to start a new life, to become independent, and to fully adjust to their new communities.

They need your help.

Refugees arrive with few resources – often just a few suitcases that contain everything they own. Interfaith-RISE provides a warm welcome, and accompanies clients on their resettlement journey towards self-sufficiency. We coordinate housing, furnish homes, and supply culturally appropriate food. We also provide case management and connect families with social services, ESL, and employment training.

Any amount of contribution you are able to make will be immensely valuable and appreciated.  Your donation is tax deductible. 

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$3,870 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 49 people in 23 months
Created February 16, 2017
Funds raised will benefit:
Reformed Church of Highland Parkaffordable Housing Corporatio...
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Highland Park, NJ
EIN: 205012410
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Lisa Bennett
12 months ago
Denise Nickel
13 months ago
Marylou Ferrara
21 months ago
Donna Kaiser
21 months ago

“God has put something noble and good in every heart his hand created." ~Mark Twain

John Hamilton
21 months ago
Grace Shackney
21 months ago

Thank you for doing this good work.

matthew balitsaris
21 months ago
Anthony Lioi
21 months ago
Ana Pairet
21 months ago

With deepest gratitude for your humanitarian work.

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21 months ago
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