Since 1983 the Refugee Task has assisted refugee families with their transition into life in Ohio and has evolved into a partnership with other community agencies who serve refugees.

The task force provides emergency financial assistance for housing and transportation. The Refugee Task Force has also collaborated with Burlington Stores in their national coat for the past 3 years.  Over 3,000 coats have been collected and distributed to agencies working with refugees by task force volunteers. While the Refugee Task Force always needs money, it also welcomes new members. This is a ministry of action, where the needs change as lives change. This is an amazing opportunity to meet new people, learn about a different culture, and create lasting friendships.

The Refugee Task Force meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 pm in the Library at South Campus, please consider joining us for a meeting to learn more!

For more information, you may contact:
Carol Meyer, Chairperson at 614 718.1831
Mary Buzby, Co-Chair at 614 284.6746

The Refugee Task Force operates entirely on donations from the church and community.  If you would like to assist, donations are accepted online here.


Upcoming Events

Stories of Separation

October 5, 2018 7pm
South Campus, Brownlee Hall

Two refugee mothers will speak about their experiences in Uganda and being separated from their children in the United States of America.

We will also be joined by a representative from C.R.I.S. to update the crowd on the current status of refugees in our country and answer questions.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is appreciated but not required. If you would like to register ahead of time, please click the link below.

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Help Wanted!

IMG_0039The Refugee Task Force is seeking volunteers willing to help home-bound Iraqi women learn English.  Current needs are for women living in the north, west, and southwest parts of Columbus. Materials will be provided.

Volunteers are also needed to collect and haul donated items for apartment setups.

For more information, contact Carol Meyer at 614 718.1831


Questions? Contact the Mission Office 614 488.0681 x106