I have some troubling news to share, regarding the Refugee Center in Bowling Green, KY. I recently received a letter from the Albert Mbanfu, the Executive Director of the Refugee Center in Bowling Green, informing me that the executive action taken by Donald Trump to stop refugees from coming into the United States also suspends funding for the refugees who are already here and being assisted by the efforts of employees and volunteers at the refugee center. These funding cuts affect transportation available to and from from job interviews, acculturation classes and medical facilities for health care. It also affects the center’s ability to pay for caregivers who take care of children so that parents can attend these important classes, as well as translators who help them navigate doctor visits, grocery shopping, school enrollments and day to day survival.
The center is asking for help in caring for these people who so desperately need it. Please, if you can help, consider placing a donation at the link below:
Additionally, if you’d like information about volunteering your time, please email or call Kelly Rice, the Employment Program Manager, at kellyrice[at]wkrmaa[dot]org or call the International Center at 270.781.8336.