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Building Peaceful Bridges is a nonprofit organization supporting people of all faiths whose mission is to foster multicultural relationships by assisting in the integration of refugees into American society and educating communities on the challenges facing refugee populations through their stories.
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Please join us in welcoming Beatha and her family by contributing to the $10,000 fund. A generous Bridge Builder has offered a $5,000 gift in support of Beatha’s family. Your contribution is critical to their successful access to essential resources and services as they rebuild their lives in the Chicagoland area.
BPB is partnering with HIAS Immigration & Citizenship/JCFS to co-sponsor a newly arrived refugee family from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. After years of waiting in a refugee camp, Beatha and her children arrived in America on July 13. Thanks to the Biden Administration, the U.S. has raised the ceiling for refugee resettlement to 125,00 for 2022-2023.
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Ahlam Al-Jebory Mahmood fled her home in Iraq after being kidnapped for her work running a humanitarian center near Baghdad during the war in Iraq. In 2008, she was a refugee in Syria working as a “fixer”–providing Western media with trustworthy information and contacts to help get the news out. She not only supported her husband and two children through her work with foreign journalists but set up a makeshift school for displaced girls. She was working as an unofficial leader of the refugee community in Damascus until she was arrested and imprisoned for her work. The story of her incredible journey from Baghdad to Damascus to Chicago is told in the multi-award-winning book A Disappearance in Damascus by Deborah Campbell, now optioned for screen by Terry George, director of Hotel Rwanda. LEARN MORE.
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Building Peaceful Bridges is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 83-2282738.
Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Up to 91% of funding goes directly to help refugee families.
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