What you can do to help refugees right now

Are you looking for ways to support refugees in your community and around the world? Here are four things you can do right now.

  1. Call your congressional representatives to tell them you want our borders reopened to refugees—who, by definition, are fleeing for their lives. The International Rescue Committee has made it easy with this link; enter your mailing address to access the names and numbers of your reps and a script to follow during the calls.
  2. Make a donation to the International Rescue Committee or to another non-profit that assists and advocates for refugees.
  3. Volunteer to welcome and mentor refugees who’ve recently settled in your community. To connect with a refugee resettlement organization in your state, use this interactive map.
  4. Arm yourself with the truth and spread it on social media. For example, you could share this post, which corrects seven common misconceptions about refugees in the United States.