EVENT DATE: Aug 23, 2014
WHY, THANK YOU!
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Below are links to each and a short description. Feel free to donate anonymously if you prefer.
Thanks for sharing in our passions & our work. We would be happy to talk with you about these organizations and put you in touch with staff if you are interested in getting involved.
KRM is a refugee resettlement agency located in Louisville's Highlands neighborhood. KRM "assists refugees who have been legally admitted to the United States as victims of warfare or other forms of persecution because of their religious or political beliefs." Christine has been a Case Worker at KRM since August 2013. Of over 15 million refugees registered with the UN worldwide, less than 1% of them are ever resettled. Refugees and immigrants make up more than 55% of Louisville's growth, and they bring their talents and skills to the community.
CrossRoads, located in Louisville's California neighborhood, provides "urban retreat experiences which invite people to be transformed through building relationships at the margins, engaging in prayer, and integrating the Gospel vision of peace and justice into their lives." Alex has been Retreat Director at CrossRoads since January 2014; he first became involved with CrossRoads in high school when he attended a retreat.
- Please donate through their site. Although CrossRoads is an outreach ministry of St. William Church, a registered 501(c)3 tax-exempt religious organization, they are not yet listed on CrowdRise. Thank you.
La Casita Center
This local nonprofit organization works “to enhance the health and well-being of Louisville’s Hispanic/Latino community through a network of women’s groups engaged in education, empowerment, advocacy, wellness and mutual support.” Both Alex and his numerous CrossRoads retreatants frequently visit this organization on their retreats.
Arizona Women's Education & Employment (AWEE)
This Phoenix area nonprofit puts people to work - dislocated workers who have been out of the job market for years, military veterans who are assimilating back into civilian life, and adults re-entering the workforce after prison. Christine worked as a Job Coach at AWEE while living in Arizona.
Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
HRC is a Washington, DC-based civil rights organization that advocates on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans. HRC "mobilizes grassroots actions in diverse communities, invests strategically to elect fair-minded individuals to office and educates the public about LGBT issues." While Alex worked as a Canvass Director in Phoenix, he organized Arizona communities to become members of and to support HRC's mission.
Again, thank you for your donation to one--or all-- of these excellent, impactful programs.
Christine and Alex