"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me."
The refugee crisis continues to be the greatest humanitarian crisis since World War II. In 2016, we hosted Dr. Curt Rhodes of Questscope to share his reflections and exhortations. That summer, two Sparkers (one high schooler, and one board member) spent five weeks investigating the refugee crisis in Greece. We campaigned and raised over $46k for World Vision for a six times matching grant from USAID. Spark currently supports two refugee families in partnership with the International Rescue Committee.
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"Refugees are persons fleeing armed conflict or persecution. These are people for whom the denial of asylum has potentially deadly consequences."
The UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees)
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"The thing about showing hospitality, of loving strangers, is when we do so, they don't stay strangers for very long. Because real hospitality goes beyond welcoming the stranger. It means embracing them, making them part of 'us'."