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About Us

Here at the Refugee Welcoming Committee (RWC), we know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support. We are a coalition of volunteer faith communities, civic groups, and individuals helping resettle refugees in Frederick, MD. Our goal is to help them become self-sufficient, productive members of our community. <more>

How You Can Help!

GIVE

Refugee Family

Give a tax deductible financial donation which will directly support refugees resettling in Frederick.

This is an opportunity for you to help, give, show kindness, and share what you can.

RENT

Refugee Family

Do you have an affordable apartment to rent in or near downtown Frederick?

 

Contact us and let us know what you have available.

EMPLOY

Individual at work

Provide employment for a refugee as they transition to become a vital part of our community.

 

These individuals are motivated, dedicated workers.

VOLUNTEER

Refugee child

Provide assistance through cultural introductions; becoming a local guide; providing transportation to appointments, and the list goes on.

News

Refugee moving in apartment

About 100 more Afghan refugees who are still camped out on military bases across the U.S. will be settling in Frederick before the end of February...

Volunteers

We would like to thank all those who helped organize and donate to the Refugee Welcoming Committee of Frederick in partnership with JustServe and others. 

Refugee children

Afghan Allies helping our troops by serving as interpreters, translators, cultural advisors, drivers and more... Now need our thanks and help...

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.

 Emma Lazarus, "The New Colossus"

Advocate

Support the "Afghan Adjustment Act" by contacting your congressional representatives. Act Now! The link will let you edit a letter and find your congressional representatives.

 

We are working with the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) to settle Afghan Allies here in Frederick, MD.

Currently, the pathway available to them is asylum, a paperwork-intensive process with years-long backlogs that have prevented thousands of people from finding safety in the U.S. In order to make a successful asylum claim, these Afghans will be asked to provide proof that a person would face violence in their home country – in relation to their work with Americans, with women’s rights groups, reporting on corruption, and more.

 

These documents are the same ones that Afghans were advised to destroy in order to escape or elude the Taliban during the evacuation.

 

Please contact your congressional representatives!

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