The Rapidian

Bethany Christian Services

Refugee students serve those in need at Union High School

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-03-2017 under NONPROFITS

If you need food and you visit the Mobile Pantry at Union High School, chances are the person who serves you will be a refugee. Refugee students, explains school improvement facilitator Halima Ismail, are at the heart of Union's partnership with...

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Bethany Christian Services helps refugee families adjust to life in West Michigan

by (GRTV)

Submitted 12-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Nathan Slauer, VISTA Leader at Bethany Christian Services, discusses the current refugee crisis, the refugee resettlement efforts of the organization, and how folks in the community can get...

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Local nonprofits, communities work to welcome Syrian refugees

by (alexandersinn)

Submitted 10-12-2015 under NEWS

Grand Rapids is welcoming new families of Syrian refugees this year after war that has driven millions from their homes, seeking refuge around the world. Sam Attal, a pathologist living in Ada, Mich., has been helping these refugees adjust to life...

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Mentoring at Bethany Christian Services

by (BethanyMentor)

Submitted 06-24-2015 under NONPROFITS

For many youth, mentors are hope, they are comfort, they are family, and they are the pathway to a promising future. As a mentor, you have the ability to make a lasting difference in the lives of children and families. Mentoring is one of the most...

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International Community Cup

by (kaparsons)

Submitted 06-19-2014 under

On June 20th and 21st, teams representing nationalities from around the world will compete for the top spot in Bethany Christian Services' fundraiser tournament. Proceeds will benefit Bethany’s Refugee Employment program, which offers...

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Bethany Christian Services holds silent auction to benefit local refugees

by (erictank)

Submitted 11-12-2013 under NEWS

On November 14 the Downtown Market will host Growing Global, Farming Local: Refugee Benefit Silent Auction. The event goes from 6:30-9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online for $20 or at the door for $25. Proceeds go to Bethany’s refugee...

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Walk this Sunday to support refugees

by (Waltonm)

Submitted 06-21-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

In honor of World Refugee Day, Bethany Christian Services will host the first Grand Rapids Refugee Walk this Sunday at Ah-Nab-Awen Park. It’s a 5K walk that will raise money to support Bethany’s Refugee Services program. The Refugee...

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Chin Community of Grand Rapids invites local residents to share in their culture

by (Vossj)

Submitted 02-21-2013 under NEWS

The Chin Community of Grand Rapids will host the third annual National Chin Day Celebration this coming Saturday, February 23, at East Kentwood High School Auditorium (6230 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Kentwood). The event is free and will run from 1:30-5:00 p...

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Kent Regional 4C works with community to improve literacy for children

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 02-18-2013 under NONPROFITS

Kent Regional 4C is a Grand Rapids organization whose mission is to improve the lives of children through early care and education by working with parents, providers and the community. They serve over 4,000 children daily through the Child and Adult...

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Darfur refugee remains optimistic, finds new home in Grand Rapids

by (Bethany Refugee...)

Submitted 06-15-2012 under NONPROFITS

Jamal Abdalla’s smile and determination strike anyone upon first meeting him. Through all of the hardships he has seen and the journey he has taken; he still embraces life with courage and optimism. Abdalla was born in a small village in...

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