The United States has a long, proud tradition of giving families fleeing war and persecution a chance to rebuild their lives in safety—a tradition that is threatened by President Donald Trump's unprecedented ban on refugees.
You can help at this critical moment by urging your elected officials to support refugee resettlement and by joining lthe International Rescue Committee in Tucson in welcoming refugees as new and valuable members of American society. Here are some ways to help refugees in our community right now:
The IRC is announcing our first-ever emergency appeal focused exclusively on aiding refugees already in the U.S. This emergency funding will support those who look to the IRC for necessary and immediate aid on arrival and beyond—including housing, cultural orientation, health care, education, employment, and immigration services. Contributions will also support the work of IRC’s dedicated field teams who are crucial to ensuring clients are provided with a solid foundation so they can build on it and successfully integrate into American society.
Make a donation today to support the IRC in our work helping families rebuild their lives in America.
Donate by Mail:
International Rescue Committee in Tucson
2100 N. Kolb Road, Suite 103
Tucson, AZ 85715
The IRC is consistently awarded high marks by charity watchdog groups for our efficient use of financial support and the effectiveness of our work. Of every $1 the IRC spends, more than 90¢ goes to programs and services that directly benefit refugees and communities affected by war or disaster.
Tweet your opposition to the ban to the White House:
@POTUS: I'm proud to join @theIRC in standing with refugees! #RefugeesWelcome
Comment on a post on the White House Facebook page: Facebook.com/WhiteHouse or submit an electronic message at whitehouse.gov/contact.
Volunteer support is an integral part of the IRC's mission to provide opportunities for refugees to thrive in America, and we are excited to partner with the community along the way. Take a look through our Volunteer Opportunities and consider which may be the best match for you. The IRC also has Internships for college students and recent graduates.
Start an online fundraiser for the IRC and the cause of refugees.
Invest in a refugee's future
Employ a refugee in your company or encourage other businesses to do the same. Learn about supporting refugees as an IRC corporate partner.
Patronize local businesses run by refugees.
Spread the word
Follow the IRC in Tucson on Facebook and share our updates and ways to help.
Teach other people about refugees. These IRC resources may help:
With more than 65 million people displaced by violence in the world today, the need to provide refuge is more urgent than ever. All of us at the IRC thank you for your compassion and your commitment to the cause of refugees.