Each year on June 20th, we celebrate World Refugee Day to commemorate the strength, resilience, and courage of refugees around the world. The Catherine McAuley Center provides educational and supportive services specifically designed to help refugees and immigrants overcome the complex barriers of U.S. systems.
When a refugee family steps off the plane in Iowa, they are greeted by CMC Case Managers and welcomed into their new home, filled with the furniture and supplies that bring comfort and peace. In honor of World Refugee Day this June, CMC is partnering with Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP) to build 20 children’s beds for refugee families as they are resettled in Iowa.
Saturday, June 26, 8:30am – 12:30pm
Sleep in Heavenly Peace Warehouse
1723 Hawkeye Drive, Hiawatha
CREATE WELCOMING HOMES!
BECOME A LONG-TERM BED ASSEMBLY VOLUNTEER
CMC is seeking a small crew of dedicated volunteers who will receive special training at the event to assemble beds during client moves. Moves typically take place on a Wednesday or Saturday and volunteers will be given 2-5 days notice. This role will last until all 20 beds have been given out. For more information, contact email@example.com.
WHO ARE REFUGEES?
REFUGEES IN EASTERN IOWA
Over the last three years, the Catherine McAuley Center has helped 460 refugees make Eastern Iowa their home. Refugees are an integral part of the community from small towns like Columbus Junction to larger cities like Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, and Waterloo.