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Dear Supporters:
LASR is a non-profit organization that offers critical services to refugees and immigrants escaping conflict, terror, massacre, and persecution to build a new life of dignity, safety, and to be self-sufficient. Weeks ago, under the pretext of national security, the White House issued a new Executive Order halting refugee resettlement for 120 days. Worst of all, it reduced the number of refugees yearly admitted into the U.S. from 110,000 to a meager 50,000 people the lowest in 35 years. We hear about the global refugee crisis day to day from news media, families and friends trapped between wars it is truly unimaginable. Nearly 1 in 100 people worldwide have been driven from their homes. 20 million refugees mostly women and children are fleeing the terror/calamity we see unfolding around the world.
Let us not forget who these numbers represent. They are families, women, children, and the most vulnerable among us, who need our help. In light of this, LASR is organizing World Refugee Day event on June 24, 2017 at the LSU Student Union to raise awareness of the millions of refugees being displace from their homes and the challenges they face after resettling. We ask for your financial support:
• Provide staff who speak 10 languages to help refugees navigate their first 12-months in Louisiana ($500 per refugee)
• Teach refugees English, the single most important skill for integration, and help them secure a job to provide for their families ($600 per refugee)
• Provide after-school programming and summer camp activities to help refugee youth catch up with their classmates ($950 per child)
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