FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Falls Church, VA – On Saturday, June 23, the Enough Project’s Darfur Dream Team, in partnership with the Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area, will host a celebration in honor of World Refugee Day.
The event will include music, art, and food and is anticipated to be an educational, uplifting, fun, and participatory experience for all ages. This event is free and open to the general public, however a special invitation is extended to refugee families who have resettled in the DMV area. This celebration is possible due to the generous donations provided by Pop Chips, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Amoos Kabob, Merkamo Ethiopian Bistro, Darfur Interfaith Network, Founding Farmers, and Blessed Coffee.
Who: Refugees resettling in the National Capital Area, the service providers and volunteers who support them, the Enough Project’s Darfur Dream Team Sister Schools Program, and Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area
What: A multicultural World Refugee Day Celebration
Where: St. Paul's Lutheran Church- 7426 Idylwood Road Falls Church, VA 22043
(Metro: West Falls Church)
When: Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 11:00AM – 3:00PM ET
Why: To celebrate World Refugee Day and honor the resilience of refugees resettling in the greater Washington, DC community. This event will also raise awareness about the situation in Darfur, emphasize the importance and urgency of keeping the peace in Darfur, and establish a strong foundation of refugee education to ensure a more positive future for the people of Darfur and Sudan.
The Enough Project is an anti-genocide organization whose Darfur Dream Team Sister Schools Program has a two-fold mission to provide quality education to every Darfuri refugee child while simultaneously developing personal connections between students from Darfur and the United States to promote mutual understanding.
Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area has been compassionately serving the community’s most vulnerable citizens since 1917. Their numerous programs which include adoption and foster care, community education, disaster response, refugee services, and youth camp were implemented as responses to emerging challenges faced by community members. Their Refugee and Immigrant Services program serves refugees and asylees in handling the challenges and opportunities they face once settled in the national capital area and help assist them in their journey to self-sufficiency.