SPRINGFIELD, MO – December 17, 2015. Today, Springfield Welcome Home (SWH) launched the grassroots effort in Springfield, MO to offer support and hospitality to newly placed refugees in southwest Missouri. By working alongside existing refugee placement agencies, SWH will raise funds to create welcome baskets and provide other necessities, coordinate volunteer operations, and raise awareness for refugee issues. SWH is completely organized and led by citizens whose hearts were touched by learning of the terrible tragedies refugees are fleeing. The organization welcomes anyone who wants to contribute to a positive experience for those relocating to this region.
Springfield Welcome Home will host its first orientation for anyone hoping to get involved on Thursday, January 7 at 6:30 PM in the Creamery boardroom. Registration for that event is available on the Springfield Welcome Home page on Facebook. SWH will keep followers updated on organizational activities and the global refugee crisis on Twitter @sgfwelcomehome.