Come to World Refugee Day June 23, 2012!

Thursday, May 10-Each year, World Refugee Day offers Grand Rapids an opportunity to call attention to refugees affected by disasters, armed conflict and other situations of violence.

An estimated 11.4 million people have been forced to flee their home countries due to conflict or disaster.  As of January 2011, the U.S. identified 264,574 refugees residing within its borders.

In recognition of World Refugee Day, the American Red Cross of West Michigan recognizes the needs of local refugees and celebrates their contribution throughout the world.

World Refugee Day enables us to raise awareness of how the American Red Cross helps refugees who are separated from their loved ones and how other agencies assist refugees with their various services.

World Refugee Day

Arts and Food Festival

Saturday, June 23, 2012

10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

First United Methodist Church

First Place

207 Fulton St E
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

 www.facebook.com/WorldRefugeeDay

Free Admission.

Arts, crafts, and food available for sale from local vendors.

Are you a vendor that wants to participate? Want more information?

Contact Elyse Mathos

616-456-8661 x4501

Elyse.mathos@redcross.org

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