Author Archive of Embrace-relief

Embrace the Newcomers Event in New Jersey

  in collaboration with   Embracing the spirit of American hospitality to welcome those in search of freedom and liberty, Embrace Relief welcomes refugees and asylum seekers who come to America in search of a better life by offering support in the way of rent assistance, furniture, education (including ESL classes), health issues, official paperwork and more. Applications for this program are reviewed independently by regional commissions

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Chicago Refugee Relief

Introduction        “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone” You’ve probably heard the sentence above countless times in your life, and to some degree, you think you can relate to it. For some people, this might apply in minimal ways, but for others, this phrase is representative of their whole lives. Currently, in Turkey, there is a crackdown against innocent people for something they have no connection to. People are being

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WORLD WATER DAY ’18

  World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis in the world.   One of the sustainable development goals of the UN for 2030 is to ensure everyone has access to safe water. Unfortunately, 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with feces today, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid, and polio.   The solution Embrace Relief has adopted is installing water

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February Orphanage Visit in Haiti

  At Embrace Relief, we believe in helping those who are of the less fortunate obtain the necessities needed to lead a successful life. Children are the future of our world and we believe it is one of our many duties to help children of vulnerable backgrounds reach their full potential. All children should have the opportunity to live, learn, and grow. Many children do not have access to essential resources and basic luxuries needed to have

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Refugee Relief

  Every day we wake up in beds, warm blankets wrapped on our bodies and soft pillows beneath our heads. We walk into our bathrooms and draw hot water in which to wash our faces and brush our teeth. We enjoy a hot cup of coffee and breakfast. These are things that we take for granted every single day. Now imagine that all of a sudden it was taken away from you. The world we are currently living in – anything is but certain. Countries we never

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Refugee Relief

  The world is witnessing the worst refugee crisis in history… Over 65 million people worldwide are forcibly displaced – they are either refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) or asylum seekers. That means, 1 in 113 people on earth is fitting into one of these categories.   DONATE NOW TO HELP REFUGEES! [give_form id="20612"] Every minute 24 people are displaced around the world. The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) tells

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Iran-Iraq Earthquake

  IRAN-IRAQ EARTHQUAKE   [give_form id="19519"] On November 12, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 occurred on the Iran-Iraq border. The quake, which reached a depth of 23 km (just over 14 miles) according to the US Geological Survey, was felt across the region with aftershocks hitting Pakistan, Lebanon, Kuwait and Turkey, news agencies in those countries reported.           Over 500 people died in the deadliest

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Help Puerto Rico

HELP FOR PUERTO RICO Puerto Rico is suffering its history's biggest natural disaster. While still recovering from Hurricane Irma two weeks prior, Hurricane Maria completely destroyed the island's power grid, leaving all 3.4 million residents without electricity for an indefinite period of time. Communication networks are crippled across the island, approximately 80 percent of the territory's agriculture is lost due to the hurricane, and less than

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Hurricane Harvey

  HELP PEOPLE AFFECTED BY HURRICANE HARVEY!     Hurricane Harvey makes heavy landfall in Texas, causing major flooding throughout towns and cities. The Lone Star State is facing catastrophic flooding and devastation, including greater Houston area.   In collaboration with Enes Kanter Foundation, Embrace Relief is launching a relief campaign to help victims and families affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Please support

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Chicago Education Fund

  CHICAGO EDUCATION FUND   Embrace Relief will be establishing a scholarship fund for college Students. As many of you know, Embrace Relief is dedicated to assisting our local communities in need and helping those who are financially struggling. The cost of higher education in the United States is incredibly high and is only continuing to rising, making it even more difficult for a growing number of people. According to the College Board,

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