What We Offer
Humanitarian aid and provisions for every refugee who asks of us.
Since the outbreak of military conflict in our neighboring Arab nations, Sense, Care, Achieve, (SCA) has been and continues to be in the front lines seeking to serve those who have less. Our mission is simply to serve those who have less. Our love is for Christ Who saw the potential in every human being. We conduct daily refugee family intakes and assessments. We have multiple volunteer teams who make scheduled home visits to guide and help those seeking to navigate through the channels of receiving humanitarian aid. The regional displacement of multiple neighboring communities across the national border presents hurdles and obstacles encountered by all refugees as they seek to meet the criteria set in place. We help them overcome these challenges by distributing provisions directly to those most in need. The work involves long hours and detailed multitasking. The reward: content refugee families :^)
There are other regularly scheduled events like contacting the families to bring them to church to participate in outdoor activities and additional distributions of gift provisions; and, also when possible we feed them. Some families agree to a photo so that provisions that are distributed are visually documented for our overseas partners.
What is a refugee. . .
… according to the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR):
the 1951 Refugee Convention spells out that a refugee is someone who “owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to, or owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country.”
How do we meet refugee families needs?
The ability to meet humanitarian aid expectations from those who have less!
1. Our servants first gather in the mornings and have corporate Bible study discussions and meditations always closing in prayer before heading out of our church;
2. then in our warehouse setting, the servant teams submit Iraqi and Syrian refugee family United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) paperwork prior to the collection of in-house aid and provisions including immediate relief humanitarian items and sign out for them;
3. our servant teams then load up and head out to make individual refugee families home visits where the aid and provisions are distributed and time is spent getting to know the family members and follow-up visits and prayers are offered;
4. afterwards, the servant team members meet at the church and debrief one another discussing the results of home visits and refugee families feedback!