“Point of light” Award February 23, 2016 (view article here)
Fayette SDA Church Humanitarian Award 2017
Hope Missions 360 Humanitarian Award 2018
Refugee families from 70 different countries, speaking more than 90 different languages, have been resettled into the U.S. through joint efforts of the U.N. and the U.S. State Department. Resettlement was chosen as an attempt to resolve humanitarian crises precipitated by horrendous conditions overseas born of religious/ethnic persecution, war and genocide including events such as torture, starvation, sex trafficking, rape, murder and economic discrimination. Since the refugee relocation program began, more than 60,000 refugees have been relocated to Georgia after having spent years in refugee camps overseas. In fact, government statistics report over the past decade alone (FY 2004 to 30 June 2015) 28,394 refugees have been resettled to Georgia. They continue to arrive in Georgia at a rate of 2,500 - 3,000 per year speaking little to no English, with scarcely more than the clothes on their backs. Traumatized and unprepared to support themselves, they need assistance in adapting to life in America whilst beset with issues typical of poor inner city residents.
Over the past 9 years, F.R.E.E. has ministered to and assisted over 900 families. We have provided private school tuition assistance for over 92 students in the elementary, middle, and high school levels. We help provide adults with resources to start the job application process. We have partnered with multiple churches and outside programs to further our support to the refugee community. We have raised thousands of dollars through our fundraising efforts for these children.