News from Abilene, TX
Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Abilene, TX, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.
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.
Save the date June 22 for Ready to Welcome: States Lay the Foundation
Join the IRC on June 22 for a virtual World Refugee Day Legislative Summit hosted by the International Rescue Committee in partnership with the Refugee Advocacy Lab.
Texas Winter Storm Update – IRC Response
Update: February 24, 2021. The IRC responded to extreme winter weather conditions affecting Texas, causing blackouts and water shortages. Both IRC locations in Dallas and Abilene are still closed however staff are actively responding to client needs remotely.
U.S. Presidential Inauguration: What refugees and immigrants need to know
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is providing the following information for refugees, asylum-seekers and immigrants about U.S. elections and the Presidential inauguration.
Home for the Holidays
During the holiday season, the IRC gives you the opportunity to share the American spirit of giving with refugee families through the IRC in Abilene's Home for the Holidays program. By participating, you make a refugee’s first holiday in the U.S. one they will always remember.
Thanksgiving: welcoming refugees to Abilene
As the holiday season begins, help our newly arrived refugees celebrate their first Thanksgiving.
IRC in Abilene commemorates Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the IRC in Abilene is raising awareness.
Anti-Trafficking Marketing and Multimedia Volunteer
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Anti-Trafficking Community Outreach Volunteer
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Anti-Trafficking Research Assistant Volunteer
Support the Anti-Trafficking Coordinator by helping with research and data collection.