2nd Annual Interfaith-RISE Walk-a-thon for Refugee Resettlement

Last year we walked for refugees

This year we walk with refugees

Join Interfaith-RISE, which the U.S. State Department just designated as an official resettlement agency, for our second annual walk-a-thon to raise money in support of refugee resettlement. Our walk will begin and end at the Reformed Church of Highland Park. We will be walking around Highland Park stopping at various faith and civic buildings to learn more about refugee resettlement and to thank those who have partnered with us over the past year.

Sunday, November 6, from 2 – 4 pm

Route begins at the Reformed Church of Highland Park located at 19 South 2nd Avenue, Highland Park, NJ 08904

To make an online donation, please click here

To gather pledges for the walk, please download our flyer and pledge sheet here

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Press Release:

Highland Park, NJ – Congregations of many faiths from throughout Central NJ will gather in Highland Park for the second annual Walk-A-Thon for Refugee Resettlement.  Since last year the congregations have organized into Interfaith-RISE (Refugee and Immigrant Services and Empowerment) and have recently earned State Department approval to bring 50 refugees here in the next 12 months.

Who: Interfaith-RISE is an interfaith initiative comprised of members of over 30 congregations and organizations.  Interfaith-RISE is dedicated to helping refugee families land on their feet in NJ.

Why: The Walk-A-Thon will raise funds to help Interfaith-RISE directly assist recently relocated refugee families with housing costs and other essentials during crucial months of their transition. The coalition will distribute funds and call upon various faith communities to provide as-needed materials and social support for families.

Who Should Attend:  Individuals concerned with making an impact toward the growing global refugee problem and immigrant rights.  Participants of all ages and faiths are invited to walk or attend in support of newly arrived families.

When: Sunday, November 6th, 2016, from 2-4pm

Where: Route begins at the Reformed Church of Highland Park located at 19 South 2nd Avenue, Highland Park, NJ 08904. 1.5 mile walk through Highland Park will include informational stops at various houses of worship and other locations in town where refugees, faith leaders, and municipal leaders will share thoughts and reflections.