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Empowering the local church to stand with the most vulnerable

Our Story

 

At World Relief Durham, we believe that refugees and other immigrants are vital to the flourishing of our community. Together, we can create welcoming communities and empower refugees and other immigrants to rebuild their lives with hope and thrive.

Since 2007, we have empowered churches, community organizations, and people like you to adapt to the challenges of the moment for the sake of refugees. As needs have increased in recent years, our work has expanded beyond refugees to include all immigrants in vulnerable situations.

Today, World Relief Durham is part of a national network of offices through which over 400,000 immigrants and refugees have been welcomed into this country. World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization whose mission is to empower the local church to serve the most vulnerable. We aim to tackle the world’s greatest problems with holistic, locally-driven solutions that lead to lasting change — whether in response to disasters, extreme poverty, violence, oppression or mass displacement and immigration.

Our Values

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Church Centered

Working with the local church is not only a good strategy, it's at the very heart of our work. We believe that God gave us a plan to save our broken world, and that it begins with his church, and his people, leading the way. We want to see local churches creating and leading change in their communities.

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Holistic

We believe in transformation of the whole person mind, body and spirit. That's why our programs focus on addressing the root causes of poverty, vulnerability and injustice. Beyond physical change, we focus on driving mental, social and spiritual transformation.

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Sustainable

We understand that lasting change requires more than quick fixes and band-aid solutions. We prioritize the leadership and participation of those we serve, whether people, churches or local institutions, as critical to creating and sustaining change. Many of our staff are immigrants themselves and have a deep understanding of the challenges our clients face.

Leadership

Financial Stewardship

Adam Clark
Executive Director

Rebecca Evens
Resettlement Director

Amber Diaz Pearson
Community Engagement Manager

Amanuel Abraham
Immigration Legal Services Manager

At World Relief, we are committed to prayerful, efficient and thoughtful stewardship of every donation. As a charter member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), World Relief meets the 7 Standards of Responsible Stewardship, as well as The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance’s 20 Standards for Charity Accountability as a Charity Seal Holder.

World Relief also has been granted GuideStar's Platinum Seal of Transparency, a 4 Star rating by Charity Navigator and we have also earned the Excellence in Giving Transparency Certificate.

IRS Form 990s: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

Audited Financial Statements: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

Our tax identification number is 23-6393344. 

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