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News from Charlottesville, VA

Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Charlottesville, VA, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.

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Items needed for refugees in Charlottesville

The IRC in Charlottesville is committed to bringing our beneficiaries from harm to home. As a part of that commitment, we provide them with necessities they will need to start rebuilding their lives here. To do this, the IRC relies on donated items from community partners that are passed into the hands of our beneficiaries free of charge either through our Resettlement Store or as part of an initial apartment setup.

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Expanding Our Impact Through Community Family Sponsorship

The IRC will expand the scope of the HOME program outside of the immediate Charlottesville and Richmond area to other communities in Central Virginia. We are seeking the support of faith and civic groups to co-sponsor a family; working alongside the IRC, setting up their apartment, collecting donations for the family, helping them to learn English and navigate their new community.

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New Roots in Charlottesville

New Roots is a multi-faceted agriculture and food initiative that works in partnership with refugees and other New Americans to support their health, community connections, and household economics through nutrition education, gardening, land-based micro-business development, and other wellness and educational activities.

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How to Help Afghan Evacuees in Virginia

Ways to support Afghan Special Immigrants (ASIs) arriving in Virginia.

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Update! Watch the October 7th webinar recording on IRC's Afghan Emergency Response in the US

Update! Watch the October 7th webinar recording on IRC's Afghan Emergency Response in the US

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Drive Refugees Forward

The IRC seeks donated vehicles to assist Afghans and other refugees arriving in Charlottesville and the surrounding area.

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IRC Client Looking Toward the Future

IRC Client Completes HVAC Training and is hired as HVAC Assistant Technician

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Camp Out for Refugees

Camp Out for Refugees

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Become an AmeriCorps Member with the IRC in Virginia

The IRC in Charlottesville and Richmond are Recruiting for AmeriCorps Members

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Fighting hunger among newcomers in the United States

High rates of unemployment and Covid-19 infection among New American community members has contributed heavily to lack of stable access to adequate amounts of nutritious food . Refugees and immigrants have been some of the hardest hit populations in the country, disproportionately experiencing food and nutritional insecurity due to their high rates of employment in “gig economy” and other job sectors like food, hotel, and health which have been heavily impacted by the pandemic. Help new American communities combat hunger with a gift to IRC's food security programs in the U.S.

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