They are Here.
They are New Americans.
How Can you be Christ to Them?
New Americans Ministry at First Baptist Church
reaches out with Christian hospitality in many ways.
Watch a six minute video about the New American Ministry
refugees arrive in the United States, they do so with little more than the
clothes on their back. As they begin their resettlement adventure, they need
friends and advocates who will come along beside them helping them adjust to
their new home, culture, lifestyle, and environment.
Learn more about how a person becomes a refugee or their journey before
arriving in the United States.
How can I help?
- Provide job leads - many of our New American friends are seeking jobs so
that they can establish themselves here in their new country. If you own a
business or work in a company that is in need of good employees, our refugees
are ready and willing to work. Most have received or are receiving job training,
training in the English language, and cultural orientation. Please contact
Steve Blanchard for more
- Volunteer to teach a class in English, culture, banking, budgeting,
computers, finding a job, driving, etc.
- Volunteer on our regularly scheduled Saturday workdays from 8:30am – 12:30pm to receive, sort, fold, organize, etc. the donations of clothes, linens and household items.
- Donate furniture, clothing, household and kitchen items, feminine products,
diapers, basic toiletries and cleaning supplies.
- Offer yourself as a point of contact, a referral source, or as a friend to
help a New American with questions, concerns, or instruction.
— Contact Julie Pierce, 323-9786.
For More Information
U.S. Committee on
United Nations High Commission on Refugees
Iraqi Welcome to
Service (search: refugees)
Commonwealth Catholic Charities
Richmond (helping refugees find housing)
YouTube - A Long Way Home: Refugees in Richmond, VA