Note: Limited number of t-shirts will be available for $15 Hike to Help Refugees is starting something new in Dubuque this year! Join us for a “City Hike” — we’ll be hiking through the neighborhoods of Dubuque, from Loras College to Clarke University. Take your hiking gear to the city sidewalks! The number of displaced people around the world has risen dramatically from 33,000,000 in 2013 to 51,000,000 this year. Imagine the population of not just one, but six New York Cities, wandering without a permanent home. Hike to Help Refugees is the largest grassroots donator to the UNHCR in the nation, and it’s all run out of a small office in Iowa City. This year, Hike to Help in Dubuque is held in conjunction with the International Peace Festival.
Buy. As the international community struggles to find diplomatic solutions to conflicts such as those in Syria and Sudan-South Sudan, the United Nations has pressed on with its efforts to provide critical humanitarian support. To date, over 1 million children have registered as refugees through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). UNHCR, a two-time recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, has made a desperate plea for increased funds for their refugee assistance efforts in Syria, Sudan, and elsewhere. Simply put, it’s time for Iowans to act! The Iowa United Nations Association, a non-profit organization established in 1953 following an appearance from Eleanor Roosevelt, is hosting the hike alongside Dubuque partners. The hike will begin at Loras College and end at Clarke University, stretching nearly 2 miles. All proceeds benefit USA for UNHCR, which works to assist UNHCR in serving and protecting refugees around the world. We are seeking to help provide family refugee tents, cooking essentials, schooling, and other needs at an assortment of UNHCR camps. Participants can register online here or on-site (beginning at 1pm) with an entry fee of $10 student, $20 adult. However, individuals are encouraged to attempt to raise $50. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attain a personal pledge sheet to keep track of your donations or for general inquiries.
Hike to Help Refugees: Dubuque is kindly co-sponsored by Clarke University and Loras College
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