• Welcome to World Relief Memphis!

    In community with the local Church, World Relief envisions the most vulnerable people transformed economically, socially, and spiritually. Find more about us.

  • Save the Date for our Benefit Dinner!

    Register now to join us Friday, November 7 with speaker J.D. Payne. The dinner will be a great opportunity to learn more about refugees in Memphis. We hope to see you there!

  • Advocate for the Vulnerable

    World Relief Memphis takes part in advocacy efforts for vulnerable foreigners. Follow us on social media @WRMemphis for updates and join us in praying for immigration reform and policies that make America welcoming to newcomers. Read More.

  • Volunteer with World Relief Memphis

    With the gift of your time, you can help provide one more refugee with social support and cultural guidance on their journey toward self-sufficiency. Learn more about volunteer opportunities.

Welcome to World Relief Memphis!

World Relief has placed refugees in the Nashville area starting in the early 1980s.  In 2012 the Memphis affiliate office open its doors to resettlement. Our mission and prayer is that the local Church will embrace refugees who have been forced to leave their country, culture, friends, and families for safety. World Relief empower volunteers to help meet their physical, relational, and spiritual needs.

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Who is a Refugee?

A refugee is someone who is threatened by ethnic, religious, or political persecution. Over 15 million people have gathered what belongings they could carry and escaped to another country. Many have lived in camps for over 10 years, waiting to go home.Some refugees are invited by the U.S. government to make another, life changing move: to rebuild their lives in the U.S.

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