Millions of people around the globe have fled their homelands to seek refuge. For some, they have become our new neighbors in the Beehive State, resettled to their new community under the Refugee Act of 1980. Refugees enrich the United States with their cultures, entrepreneurial spirit, friendships and dreams. While the global refugee crisis is far from over, we can make a difference by welcoming our new neighbors in Utah and supporting them to thrive in their new home.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflicts and disasters to survive, recover and gain control of their future. In 1994, the IRC opened its doors in Salt Lake City, since resettling over 12,000 refugees and providing critical services to thousands more: from immigration assistance to supporting refugees and immigrants realize their dream of opening a small business.
After a few years of slow resettlement arrivals and a global pandemic, we are welcoming the news that new arrivals are expected to rise. As we prepare to welcome many new neighbors to our state, the 2021 summer interns of the IRC in Salt Lake City will be leading a summer fundraiser kicking off on Sunday, June 20th (World Refugee Day) and running through Saturday, July 24, 2021, to support life-changing programming for refugees resettled in Utah. 100% of the donations will go to the IRC in Salt Lake City programs.
If you would prefer to make a donation directly on our website, please visit Rescue.org/GiveSLC. Together we can continue to make refugees welcome in Utah as they help to strengthen and enrich our communities. Thank you for your support.