COLUMBIA, SC – June 16, 2009 – A Celebration of World Refugee Day will be held at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 20, 2009. The event is hosted by Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas (LFS Carolinas) and will include art, food and dance performances from refugees who have resettled in South Carolina.
WHO: Columbia Community
WHAT: World Refugee Day Celebration
WHERE: St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church
1416 Broad River Rd.
Columbia, S.C. 29210
WHEN: Saturday, June 20, 2009 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHY: The United States continues to be the single largest refugee resettlement country in the world. The celebration in Columbia honors the many contributions made by refugees in South Carolina.
For more information, please contact Bedrija Jazic at [email protected] or 803-750-9917.
LFS Carolinas has served the Carolinas’ most vulnerable people since 1976. The agency grew from the roots of Lutheran Orphanage of the South, founded in 1888 in Salem, Virginia. As a social ministry organization of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, we respond to Christ’s call to serve all people, regardless of race, national origin, orientation, religion or creed.
LFS Carolinas provides safe haven for children in crisis, adults with special needs, refugees, and individuals and families at risk of becoming homeless or struggling to recover from disaster. Local program sites are coordinated from offices in Raleigh, Greensboro, and Charlotte, N.C., and Columbia, S.C.