Running Ragnar for Refugees
We run because we like to, but millions of people are running because they have no other choice.
To support the 22.5 million refugees who are currently fleeing from war-torn countries, Running for Refuge is committed to hosting and participating in running events to fundraise and raise awareness for refugees. And we need your help.
For most of us, our experience of the current refugee crisis is mostly confined to our television screens. We see videos of children who have lost their families to violence. They tell us to "wake up". We educate ourselves. We feel empathy. But how do we actually do something?
If we are out on a run and get tired, we have the privilege to be able to stop.
Not everyone has that freedom.
Through this project, we want to use our love for running to raise funds for a cause that we believe in. We are so remarkably lucky and grateful not to have to worry about finding food, shelter, and providing for our families and we want to put our privilege to use.
Although federal funding is not guaranteed to cities and states that take in refugees, programs such as the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants of Vermont are working to support new Vermonters, regardless of federal funding.
The USCRI of Vermont works to help uprooted families through providing housing, education, healthcare, basic necessities, advocacy, and employment so that new Vermonters can grow to thrive on their own.
However, the USCRI cannot accomplish any of these things without the help of donations. That's where we come in!
RFR donates 100% of the funds we raise to the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants of Vermont. and other organizations committed to helping refugees.
Help us run so that those who are running can find refuge.
Thank you for your support,
The film features a young woman talking about what her religion means to her and addressing some common stereotypes about it.
It is an attempt to humanize a religion that is often viewed through a lens of fear, reiterate the difference between the doctrines of a society's religion versus those of its culture, and promote global tolerance.
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Enjoy this video about our adventure!