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World Relief Expands and Rebrands Texas Locations in Response to Growing Displacement Crisis

July 18, 2023

Pinkston Team

DALLAS, TX — World Relief announced this week a rebrand for its office locations in Fort Worth and Dallas to World Relief Texas. With an expansion to Dallas County earlier this year and the addition of an Austin location next month, the faith-based refugee resettlement and immigrant services agency updated its name to better reflect its regional impact.

“We have been diligently working towards this milestone,” said Aerlande Wontamo, Senior Vice President of U.S. Programs at World Relief. “This development opens up exciting possibilities for serving the community and making a lasting difference in the region.”

World Relief has worked in Texas since 1980 in response to the needs of refugees fleeing wars in Southeast Asia. World Relief Texas is part of a national network of offices through which over 400,000 refugees and other immigrants have been welcomed into the community through church centered, holistic and sustainable solutions.

“Creating a deep-rooted sense of belonging for every person lies at the very heart of our mission,” said World Relief Texas Regional Director Garrett Pearson. “We see the immense crisis in mass displacement that grips our world, and communities across the state of Texas have enthusiastically stepped forward to embrace these families within their own communities. Particularly in Austin, churches have fervently prayed for an opportunity to extend a warm welcome, reignite hope, and rebuild futures alongside World Relief for the countless women, men, and children seeking stability.”

To learn more about World Relief Texas, as well its new branding efforts and logo, please visit

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About World Relief

World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization whose mission is to empower the local church to serve the most vulnerable. The organization was founded in the aftermath of World War II to respond to the urgent humanitarian needs of war-torn Europe. Since then, for over 75 years, across 100 countries, World Relief has partnered with local churches and communities to develop sustainable, locally-driven solutions to some of the world’s greatest problems. To learn more, visit

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