World Refugee Day

World (Refugee Day Cup


Submitted 06-18-2014 under

Do you love being around beautiful people? Do you enjoy playing or watching the beautiful game? Interested in learning more about the meaning behind World Refugee Day and the different communities in West Michigan?   Join us for the inaugural...

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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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Red Cross to host World Refugee Day Arts and Food Festival

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Submitted 06-22-2012 under NEWS

On June 23, the American Red Cross will host World Refugee Day Arts and Food Festival at First Place Parking Lot. Although World Refugee Day takes place on June 20, Grand Rapids celebrates it on the Saturday before or after. This is the fourth year...

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"Rain in a Dry Land" to screen at Wealthy Theatre tonight

by (ulrichb)

Submitted 06-20-2012 under NEWS

Bethany Christian Services PARA (Programs Assisting Refugee Acculturation), West Michigan Refugee Education and Culture Center and several other organizations will host a screening of “Rain in a Dry Land” this Wednesday at...

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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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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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Recognizing The Refugee Among Us


Submitted 06-22-2011 under NONPROFITS

The sun has set, the evening breeze offering a welcome relief from the merciless heat of the long day. Real solitude has been hard to find these past six months, surrounded in a foreign land by the noise and crowding of thousands of fellow displaced...

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World Refugee Day Celebrates Local Refugee Population

by (RedCrossGGR)

Submitted 06-16-2010 under NONPROFITS

Each year on June 20, World Refugee Day offers Grand Rapids an opportunity to call attention to refugees affected by disasters, armed conflict and other situations of violence.According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, an...

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Red Cross Hosts Pancake Breakfast at Electric Cheetah

by (RedCrossGGR)

Submitted 03-17-2010 under NONPROFITS

If you have ever eaten at the Cheetah, you know this is more than just a restaurant. The Electric Cheetah never fails to deliver an incredible meal of creative selections, quality local ingredients, and excellent service for a very fair price. Many...

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