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
207 Fulton St E
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Arts, crafts, and food available for sale from local vendors.
Are you a vendor that wants to participate? Want more information?
Contact Elyse Mathos