International Rescue Committee (IRC)

IRC Voices: Bob Montgomery

"Having served in Vietnam, I felt I owed something to the Vietnamese people," says Bob Montgomery, executive director of US Programs in San Diego, explaining his decision to start working at the IRC thirty-two years ago.  To Bob, the IRC means a new opportunity for people who have lost everything.  He discusses IRC San Diego's micro-enterprise program, which has helped refugees open more than 100 businesses and strengthened another 100.  "That's success," says Bob.   

About IRC Voices:

For over 75 years, the IRC has been responding to the world's worst crises. Meet some of our extended family: dedicated IRC staff members who tackle enormous challenges to change lives; courageous refugees we've led through their journeys from harm to home; and committed leaders, thinkers and supporters who help us protect human freedom and dignity