Here at the Refugee Welcoming Coalition (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!
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...
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.
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"
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.