From Refugee Assistance Morris Partners (RAMP):
RAMP Meeting to Focus on Worldwide Refugee Crisis
An assessment of the worldwide refugee crisis will be the topic of discussion at the next general meeting of Refugee Assistance Morris Partners (RAMP).
The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at a new location, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 29 Hillview Ave., Morris Plains, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.
The panel discussion will feature Alison Millan, resettlement director, International Rescue Committee, and Megan Johnson, Jersey City associate director/immigration and refugee program, Church World Service.
RAMP has worked with both organizations to welcome and help support four families – one from Syria and three from Afghanistan – since the local volunteer organization was founded in 2016.
“Worldwide there are nearly 26 million refugees. At the same time the U.S. has admitted record low numbers of refugees in the past year. At our meeting we will learn more about this desperate situation and talk about what we as an organization and individuals can do to help,” said Gerry Gannon, RAMP leader.
RAMP seeks to assist vetted Middle Eastern and other refugee families to transition to productive lives of dignity, safety and hope in the Morris County area. The interfaith group has more than 20 member organizations and more than 200 volunteers.