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Your donation to KUER during our Spring Fund Drive can help provide the tools for self-sufficiency to newly arrived refugees in Salt Lake City. Select the IRC as your thank you gift to make your donation go further.

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With your gift to KUER, recently resettled refugees will receive critical support to ensure they secure gainful employment and are on the path to self sufficiency. Donations will go towards...

  • Purchase a new work uniform 
  • Financial literacy workshops to learn about banking and building credit
  • Health and nutrition education
  • Public transit passes
  • Refurbished bicycles with helmets, lights and bike locks
  • Savings and loan programs to assist with starting a small business, purchasing a vehicle or a home
  • Refurbished laptops
  • Picture dictionaries to help learn English
  • Apply for US Citizenship

About the International Rescue Committee (IRC):

 

Mission: The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and regain control of their future.

The IRC is at work in 29 U.S. cities, coast to coast, and in over 40 countries around the world.

The IRC in SLC is one of only two refugee resettlement agencies in the state of Utah authorized by the US Department of State to resettle refugees.

The IRC SLC has resettled over 10,500 refugees since opening our doors in 1994, and has welcomed an average of 528 refugees each year, over the last eight years.

We work with refugees from over 20 different countries in at least 12 different languages. Over the past two years the largest populations have come from Iraq, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Burma, Bhutan and Syria. 

The IRC meets refugee families at the airport, provides cultural and home safety orientations, enrolls children in school, and supports adults in their search for employment. We provide most of the basic things they need to restart their lives here in Salt Lake City.

Refugees are encouraged to find work quickly and stand on their own feet — and most do. In SLC, 80% of employable refugees secure employment within their first 120 days after they arrive.

The IRC offers a myriad of other program to help refugees thrive in Salt Lake City including: small business development, pathways to higher education, and help becoming a US Citizen.

The IRC SLC is known for innovative programs like Spice Kitchen Incubator, a food entrepreneurship program, New Roots, a farming and gardening program, and the East African Refugee Goat Project.

The majority of refugees that enter the U.S. are women and children.

 

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