Bridge to Self Reliance 2000 refugees San Diego CA

Dec 14, 2010

Our first report on Bridge to Self Reliance

 5 days into the challenge that gave our project a permanent home on the Global Giving web site, the response from those who know the work of the Episcopal Refugee Network was strong and we already were close to fulfilling the requirements.  We needed only 21 more donations!  Your getting the word out to friends, family and colleagues propelled us towards the threshold.  On the 6th day we met the threshold and qualified. And since then there has been a further steady set of donations, which could earn us a bonus . Thanks a million for making this happen, and for being spokespeople for refugees in need.

In the same week we have: delivered furniture to 3  new families, clothing to 6 families, and food to 46 families;  taken 10 refugees to medical and other appointments, and tutored 70 refugee elementary and high school students.  We also worked with volunteers to plan activities  which would link local high school student volunteers and their families with refugee students; and with community members who would like to provide cultural experiences for groups of school age refugees, and were advocates for refugees at 3 major meetings where plans for this county were being made.

Your support has made us confident that we can continue to rise to the challenge of meeting the critical needs of the increasing number of refugees who seek our help, and your donations have already made a real difference.

  • Britt
    Britt Great update! Congratulations on your quick success!
    • 3 years ago
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Elaine McLevie

Encinitas, CA United States

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