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Dig in! Help refugees plant new roots in the U.S.


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Organization:  International Rescue Committee - Seattle
Project Name: Dig in! Help refugees plant new roots in the U.S.
Primary Contact: Adrienne Ramm, (206) 623-2105, (email)
Primary Address: 4415 South 140th Street
Tukwila, WA 98168
This location is NOT handicap accessible
(See a map)
Description:

With support from the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and local partners, refugees who have fled war and persecution are now growing nutritious food at Namaste Community Garden in Tukwila. For Day of Caring 2012, spend some time outdoors and join local gardeners working to maintain the garden. You can help us improve the 67-plot garden space by weeding, mowing, composting and organizing the tool shed. This is an opportunity to learn about local refugee groups first-hand and how resettlement organizations like the IRC are helping refugees become independent and involved members of our community. Gardeners will also talk about the crops being grown in the garden, many of which serve as a source of culturally traditional food. Volunteer activities will run from 10am to 2pm, with a break for lunch. Please bring your own lunch and refreshments. The IRC will provide garden tools and supplies; however, we encourage you to bring work/garden gloves if you have them. Please dress appropriately for Pacific NW weather â€" weâ€(tm)ll be in the garden rain or shine!

Lunch provided to volunteers?: No
Minimum age to volunteer: 18
Suggester: n/a
Available Time Slots:
No Available Time Slots
Registrations:   
Results: 1
Time Slot (in US/Pacific time) Reg Date (in US/Pacific time) Num Participants Approved? First Name Last Name Group Name  
1 Fri, Sep 21, 2012 10:00 am to 02:00 pm Aug 9, 2012 10 Yes Erika Sanchez The Finovate Group  

More information about International Rescue Committee - Seattle
International Rescue Committee - Seattle
Last updated on April 11, 2014

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International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Seattle provides critical services and support to refugees, asylees and victims of human trafficking who are rebuilding their lives and working toward becoming independent and involved members of our community.

Description:
The IRC provides relief, protection, and resettlement services for victims of oppression, conflict or disaster worldwide. In over 40 countries around the globe, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.

IRC resettlement offices in 22 cities throughout the United States—including Seattle and SeaTac—provide refugee families with services to help them rebuild their lives and integrate into their new communities. Since 1976, the IRC in Seattle has resettled over 20,000 refugees from 30 different countries, with an average of 500 refugees each year.

The IRC provides assistance with immigration services, housing, school enrollment, academic support, family budgeting, and school readiness for refugee youth. In addition, the IRC offers an intensive job placement service to help refugee families become self-sufficient soon after their arrival. The IRC in Seattle is also the lead agency in the Washington Anti-Trafficking Response Network (WARN) which assists victims of human trafficking in Washington State.

History:
The IRC is among the world's leading humanitarian agencies providing assistance to refugees, displaced persons and others fleeing persecution and violent conflict. The IRC was founded in 1933 at the suggestion of Albert Einstein to assist those suffering under Hitler. Since that time, the IRC has been a source of relief, hope and renewal for millions of people around the globe.

Contact people:

 The IRC Seattle, (email)
Jennifer Malloy, Resource Development Specialist, (phone), (email)
Adrienne Ramm, (email)


Main office number: (206) 623-2105
Office fax number: (206) 623-2289

Address:

 100 South King Street; Suite 570
Seattle, WA 98104
This location is handicap accessible
(See a map)

Web Site: http://www.rescue.org/seattle

Miscellaneous Information

Liability
No
Does your organization welcome court-ordered community service volunteers?
No
Does your organization have volunteer positions for youth 12-18?
No
Last updated on April 11, 2014
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