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Catalyst Radio: Barnstormer! music event Aug. 24-25 to raise funds for Thrive

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 08-10-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW Grand Rapids refugee support program Thrive is the beneficiary of an upcoming weekend-long musical event. Called Barnstormer!, the Aug. 24-25...

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Barnstormer to Benefit Thrive

by (refugeesupportgr)

Submitted 08-07-2012 under NONPROFITS

What could be better than having a concert to raise money for local refugees? Having twelve concerts, we think! Thrive: A Refugee Support Program is very excited to announce our inaugural Rockford Barnstormer event! Join us for a family-friendly...

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Local refugees integrate with courage, strength

by (Bethany Refugee...)

Submitted 06-04-2012 under NONPROFITS

As a result of the programs Bethany Christian Services PARA provides, families and individuals have successfully integrated into the greater Grand Rapids community. Traumatized and struggling with alcoholism, an Iraqi refugee joined PARA...

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World Refugee Day bio: That Wah

by (Bethany Refugee...)

Submitted 05-17-2012 under NONPROFITS

That Wah was born in 1958 in the mountainous Karen State in Burma. Growing up, That Wah and her three siblings worked on a rice patty farm in the village. One day her family went to reap the harvest and found their field and village set aflame by...

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WYCE Hat Trick concert supports local refugee program

by (refugeesupportgr)

Submitted 10-17-2011 under NONPROFITS

Local radio station WYCE has been hosting the Hat Trick Concert Series for more than a decade. Each show consists of a national act brought in to One Trick Pony in downtown Grand Rapids. Donations are collected - but not for the radio station! Each...

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"Ride for Refuge" returns October 1st

by (refugeesupportgr)

Submitted 09-21-2011 under NONPROFITS

Have you ever wondered how you could support refugees and other vulnerable people in your own city without a lengthly time commitment? Ride for Refuge has over 600 teams of cyclists in the United States and Canada - raise money by collecting...

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Catalyst Radio: Thrive aims to set up successful environment for refugees

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 07-08-2011 under NONPROFITS

Don't have time to listen right now? Download the episode and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW (9:28) New organization Thrive has just joined the Grand Rapids nonprofit scene to serve refugees in the area. Find out more as Executive Director...

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Opening Event for new Refugee Support Program

by (refugeesupportgr)

Submitted 06-17-2011 under NONPROFITS

South Wyoming United Methodist Church has founded a new organization to assist Grand Rapids area refugees with a variety of issues.  We are starting a transportation program to assist refugees in attending local programs specific to refugee...

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World Refugee Day Film

by (Bethany Refugee...)

Submitted 06-13-2011 under NONPROFITS

World Refugee Day celebrations will commence in Grand Rapids on June 20th with the screening of “Welcome to Shelbyville”, a documentary by Kim A. Snyder which offers a complicated account of how a small southern town wrestled with its...

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In studio: Rhododendron Crafts

by (WYCE)

Submitted 07-23-2010 under NONPROFITS

In studio this week is Jessica Ennis of Bethany Christian Services who is a steward for Rhododendron Crafts. Rhododendron Crafts is an artist collective of refugees who make art in the tradition of their countries and cultures. Sierra Leone's...

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