Churches Launch National Refugee Campaign

Churches launch national refugee campaign

Columbia, SC (WLTX)- The World Church Service put out a call asking faith institutions around the country to dedicate one Sunday of the next three months to share a message about refugees. 

The Lutheran Services of Carolinas in Columbia has been serving refugees for years. From job training classes to case management, they help many people a year. 

The staff says they were expecting to help 250 new refugees this year but that number might be smaller. "We're experiencing a serious cut" said Bedrija Jazic the Director of Refugee and Immigrant Services for Lutheran Services.

She said the executive orders might make a difference in their numbers but not their intentions. "Refugees are here to stay they are trying to start a new life and we're there to help them on that path" she said. 

In the last 4 months more than 70 refugees have been helped by Lutheran Services.

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