Practical ways you can help refugees

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Practical ways you can help refugees

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You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.

 

Everyone can help refugees and persecuted Christians


I t may feel like all of this is happening so far away. But you don't have to get on a plane to help refugees and persecuted Christians. There are many ways for you to get involved right where you are. Whenever we read about injustice we can always pray for the people affected. This is one of the fastest most practical ways to help. There are other ways though that you can use your gifts and abilities to support refugees. Here are a few ways how you can get started now.

 

  1. Give.
    You can give right now. Your gift will go directly to helping refugees. We serve persecuted Christians and those who have fled war or poverty. We can't do this without you. Thank you for your generosity!

  2. Get connected.
    Ask your local church or a community center if they know of any groups working with refugees or migrants in your area. They can also introduce you to people who are looking for help. Or ask us about coming to Austria yourself and working alongside us.

  3. Volunteer your skills.
    A friend of mine fixes bikes for free another fixes computers. We have many volunteers who have taught German classes. A doctor in our church volunteered with the Austrian Red Cross to see refugees without insurance. Law students in Salzburg volunteer to offer legal help. Use your skills and expertise.

  4. Do a Bible study.
    Jesus said that he had been anointed to proclaim good news to the poor, to proclaim freedom for the prisoners, to heal the blind and to set the oppressed free. Wouldn’t it be great if your small group talked about the poor, prisoners, the blind and the oppressed?
  5. Offer a refugee a room.
    One of the greatest needs we have is housing. In Austria the government provides barrack style housing for asylum seekers, but when they are accepted as refugees they are expected to find their own housing. This means coming up with a deposit and first month rent, sometimes an insurmountable challenge.

  6. Employ refugees.
    Many refugees I know are hardworking talented people. It can be very difficult though to find that first job that will take a chance on someone from another country. Could your company hire refugees? Where are you circulating job advertisements? Find a local resettlement center in your community and see if workers there can connect you with qualified workers.

  7. Tell a friend.
    This ministry is funded through a network of people who believe that each person is valuable and each person is loved by God. You can help us to grow our network. Share this website on social media. Host a dessert in your home or church to raise money for refugees in Austria.