In honor of the recently increased refugee cap, we're sharing stories from some of the brave Quad Cities refugees and immigrants who strive to create a community of welcome for those following in their footsteps. Together, we can [Re]Build.  When Dim was...

01 Jun 2021

Abe (lower front, 2nd from left) and World Relief Quad Cities at their partnership exhibit with the Putnam Museum, The Colors of Culture, May 19, 2021   In honor of the recently increased refugee cap, we're sharing stories from some of the brave Quad Cities refugees and...

01 Jun 2021

  Throughout four months of balancing remote work, a pandemic, periods of quarantine and college, I’m now at the end of my internship with World Relief Quad Cities. During the past semester, I worked as a communications intern. Most of my projects were communication-based and included...

01 Jun 2021

  Being a mother is a big job, let alone being a mother of four kids in a new country where you don’t speak the language. But for many families and mothers of families that World Relief serves, this is a reality. Students from Augustana College have been spending time with client...

03 May 2021

  Because of her mother, Anna Triska knew what she wanted to do with her life from the time she was in second grade. Triska’s mother is a preschool teacher, and ever since she was little she would help her mom with projects and setting up her classroom. From then on, she knew she wanted to...

03 May 2021

  Dr. Chris Strunk is a Professor of Geography at Augustana College, and this spring he decided to create a partnership with World Relief Quad Cities and his Geography of Human Issues course. Students in his class offer virtual tutoring help to World Relief families. Chris’s students...

03 May 2021

  Volunteer Autumn Gross does a little bit of everything. Throughout her seven and a half years at World Relief Quad Cities, Autumn has done grocery shopping, transporting clients to appointments, teaching English, helping in the office, setting up appointments and translating, as she’s...

01 Apr 2021

  Quad City native Shirley Johnson enjoys going on hikes and bike rides outside, even stopping along her way to pick up litter and trash she sees scattered around the ground. While she contributes to the community in small ways like that, she also gives back as an active volunteer at...

01 Apr 2021

  Susan Llewellyn said one of the first things she learned while volunteering for World Relief was about rice. She started at World Relief shopping as a volunteer and got to know immigrant and refugee families where rice is a staple. Through that experience, she’s learned many different...

01 Apr 2021

  Meghan Arshad celebrated the end of her six-month commitment through World Relief’s Cultural Partnership Team (CPT) program on Saturday, March 13th. With the help of her husband, father-in-law, and 2 year old daughter, she has been working with the Po Eh Doh family to help transition...

01 Apr 2021