BENEFITING: IRIS-Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services
EVENT: 2017 Run for Refugees
EVENT DATE: Feb 05, 2017
Nashid Chaudhury wrote -
Help support Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS), a local nonprofit refugee resettlement agency that helps families fleeing war-torn countries settle and integrate into our community. IRIS helps refugees navigate their transition into the US and provides financial assistance for basic needs (from housing to healthcare) early on. Ultimately, IRIS transitions refugees into self-sufficient and productive members of our society.
As a future physician, a Bangladeshi-Muslim American, and a child of immigrants, I truly believe local organizations (like this one) are vital components of our society's global humanitarian efforts!