City of Refuge Capital Campaign
In 2018 alone, an unprecedented 68.5 million people around the world have been forced from their homes. Among them, nearly 25.4 million are refugees, well over half of whom are under the age of 18.
Over the past few years, thousands of women, children, and men from Asia, the Middle East, and Africa have fled conflict and disaster, seeking a place to survive and recover in our community.
As persecution increases and people become more divided, there is an urgency for our city to join together and stand for those in need, now more than ever. Today we have an opportunity to comfort those searching for relief and to help them overcome the disaster that has shattered their lives and livelihoods.
Over the last decade, City of Refuge has provided a wide range of support for the thousands of displaced men, women and children who have resettled in Missouri. Our goal is to help refugees recover and regain control of their future.
In the past few years, we have experienced exponential growth and have exceeded the physical capacity of our former office space. This summer we have begun transitioning into a new building in the heart of Columbia.
With counseling rooms, donation space, and an open gathering room, this building allows us to instantly triple our available program and service capacity. The property sits in the midst of several refugee communities and serves as a physical representation of our message to the refugee community: You have a place here.
City of Refuge is able to help refugees in our community because of partnerships with individuals, families, and businesses in Columbia. After renovations and additions, the cost of moving into this building is $350,000, and funding it is essential for us to continue our mission. Your assistance in meeting this need lays the foundation for City of Refuge’s work .