04 Nov Refugees Find Happiness in America with Good360 Donation
- Organization: Vida Real Evangelical Center
- Lives Impacted: 25
As Told to Good360 by Vida Real Evangelical Center
Vida Real Evangelical Center, located in Kingston, NY, is a local church that strives to help individuals in their community strengthen their spiritual relationships. Our mission is to help families and new refugees by providing needed items to make sure they can focus on housing and paperwork. We work with both families and single recipients, but we find that most of the groups that come to our organization are families looking for resources to make it in the country.
Thanks to this donation from Good360, we were able to provide backpacks, t-shirts and shoes to the new families arriving in the country. We either have distribution events or provide the items to anyone who walks into our church. The families were very appreciative of the clothing items, especially the children. One of the recipients was an 18-year-old boy who had been detained and had worn the same clothes for weeks. Once he found a sponsor who was able to help him come to America, he enrolled in school and joined a sports team. Luckily, we were able to provide him with t-shirts, shorts and shoes to help him fit in. Thank you, Good360 for all that you do – because of you we are able to make these children happy!