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March 2, 2020
World Relief North Texas Reveals New Name, Expanded Footprint
FORT WORTH, Texas – Today, World Relief’s office in Texas announced a new name: World Relief North Texas. Formerly known as World Relief Fort Worth, the organization has had a presence in Texas for the last 40 years, welcoming and resettling refugees and providing a variety of services to asylum seekers and other immigrants. In the last nearly 20 years, 88,572 refugees have been resettled in the state, of which many have been persecuted for their faith, their service to the U.S. military abroad or for peacefully advocating for human rights.
“World Relief’s presence and work in Texas has never been limited to Fort Worth,” commented office director Troy Greisen. “It was past time to name what has been true for years; World Relief North Texas’ work extends to many corners of the great state. We have been privileged for many years to serve the newest members of many communities in Texas, and we look forward to continuing the good work being done in partnership with volunteers and churches to welcome and resettle refugees, asylum seekers and other immigrants.”
Since opening in 1980, World Relief has welcomed over 12,000 refugees to North Texas in addition to serving other immigrants who did not originally arrive in the U.S. as refugees. Today, World Relief North Texas offers – in addition to welcoming and resettling refugees – case management, financial education, job training and placement services, ESOL training, youth sports opportunities, food distribution and other services. These services are offered in partnership with local churches and volunteers.
World Relief President Scott Arbeiter said, “We are grateful to have had the opportunity and privilege for so many years to serve individuals and families arriving for the first time in Texas. We believe that updating the name to reflect the scope of work honors the efforts being accomplished and positions World Relief in Texas to continue to be the hands and feet of Christ to those arriving in Texas.”
To learn more about World Relief’s work in Texas visit www.worldreliefnorthtexas.org
About World Relief
World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization that brings sustainable solutions to the world’s greatest problems – disasters, extreme poverty, violence, oppression, and mass displacement. For over 75 years, we’ve partnered with churches and community leaders in the U.S. and abroad to bring hope, healing and transformation to the most vulnerable.
Learn more at worldrelief.org.