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About Us

Contact us by email at UpstateSC@wr.org

Global Reach

 

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. World Relief’s work in the United States, specifically, focuses on helping refugees and other immigrants in vulnerable situations rebuild their lives in a new country.

Local Impact

Since 2015, World Relief Upstate SC has been welcoming immigrants and refugees in both Greenville and Spartanburg Counties, coming alongside our newest neighbors in vulnerable situations. Our goal is to share the love of Christ by empowering local churches and other community partners to provide vital services and create a just and welcoming community for all to flourish.

Today, World Relief Upstate SC is part of a national network of offices through which over 400,000 immigrants and refugees have been welcomed into this country.

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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

Financials

Brandon Baughn
Office Director

Misty Huey
Program Manager

Suzanna Edwards
Resettlement Specialist

Brandi Eversole
School Impact Coordinator

Corrie McKee 
Employment Specialist

Austin Donahoo
Church and Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

At World Relief, we are committed to prayerful, efficient and thoughtful stewardship of every donation. When you invest in us, you can trust not only that your resources are being directed to the right places, but also that those resources are being used in the smartest, most efficient ways possible due to the collective expertise of our organization.

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