News from Richmond, VA
Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Richmond, VA, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.
Volunteer Spotlight: Jenny Orabona's Story
A Richmond volunteer’s journey to help serve the refugees in her community.
School Supplies Scholarships in Richmond
Consider making a donation to sponsor one child’s back-to-school needs!
Creating a family garden in Richmond
New volunteer Roberta Oster helped a Congolese family settle into their new home with a backyard garden.
Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Kathryn van Eerden
Through the IRC in Richmond's volunteer programs, one volunteer has forged a strong bond with a Congolese refugee.
This Is Home Film Screening
Join the IRC in Richmond for a special advanced screening of the award-winning documentary.
Webinar: Addressing mental health and wellness for refugees in the US
Join this webinar briefing to gain insight into the experiences of refugees resettling to the United States and the impact on their mental and emotional health. Guests will hear from IRC staff who are creating unique wellness programs to help refugees flourish in their new country.
IRC goes to Capitol Hill
IRC advocates urge lawmakers in Washington to meet 45,000 refugee ceiling in fiscal year 2018.
Children of former refugees volunteer in Richmond
New volunteers bring meaningful family histories with them while serving IRC clients.
TEDxRVA Salon: Resettling in RVA
The IRC in Richmond led a TEDxRVA Salon session featuring three refugee panelists.
An Afghan Chef in Richmond
IRC client Hamidullah Noori brings his culinary skills to Virginia’s capital.