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September 2009

Volunteer Summary – First 6 Weeks

How much volunteer effort is needed to resettle a refugee family?  As a general rule plan on about 250 hours of volunteer time from the moment the family arrives at the local airport, to the completion of the first month.  The second month is typically 1/2 or maybe only 1/3 the original effort.  Actual numbers […]

Get Refugees Started with a Checking Account

One of the things that refugees must face on their journey to self-sufficiency is that of understanding finances.  In a short time they will have to handle housing, food, utilities, transportation, repayment of their refugee travel grant, and other expenses. In our current refugee resettlement project we took a step forward today with the establishment […]