Refugee Kit Build Night

05/17/2017, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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Description:

We will be sharing dinner, having a panel discussion featuring experts on the refugee crisis, and building Refugee kits which will impact a person for a lifetime. Appropriate for all ages. Our partner, World Vision, will then deliver these kits to refugees fleeing Syira.

  • 6 pm - Dinner. Middle Eastern food, $10 per person or $25 per family. Register for dinner by Monday, May 15.
  • 6:30 pm - Panel Discussion with experts on the Refugee Crisis.
  • 7 pm - Refugee Kit Assembly.

Register for dinner

Child Care Reservations

As we know six years of war has torn Syria apart. Violent reactions to peaceful protests throughout the country descended Syria into chaos in early 2011. Syrian children and families have borne the brunt of the conflict’s disastrous consequences. Hundreds of thousands have been killed and more than half of the population—11 million people —have been displaced from their homes.  Some of these individuals are in refugee camps without regular access to adequate hygiene. Highland Park Pres has purchased the supplies for 400 hygiene kits that need to be put together and sent to these camps. We need your help in putting these kits together.

Before we begin assembling these kits there will be a panel discussion to learn more about refugees from various countries that have been placed in Dallas. Our panel discussion will be led by Cameron and Kaitlyn Mullens, founders of For the Nations Refugee Outreach. Joining them will be a panel of For the Nations staff who will help explain the plight of refugees and the Christian response to welcoming refugees in our midst. The panel will also include two women who came to the United States as child refugees and Highland Park Pres member Austin Neuhoff, who is ministering to refugees adjusting to life in Dallas. Learn more about the refugee crisis, and get a chance to have your questions answered about how you can help those residing in Dallas.

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