World Refugee Day “Vine” Your Support Contest

WRD Flyer (IRC-ECDC-ARC Event)

For World Refugee Day, the American Red Cross is having a Vine Your Support contest. Participating in the contest is easy. Just post a Vine sharing why and/or how you support refugees worldwide and in your local community. Then, send the link to jonathan.dillon@redcross.org. The winning entries will then be reposted on the Restoring Family Links Twitter the week of World Refugee Day and shared during the World Refugee Day event co-sponsored by the American Red Cross, the International Rescue Committee, the Ethiopian Community Development Center, and Lutheran Social Services. The deadline for submitting to the contest is Sunday, June 15th. Below are some ideas for your Vines:

  • Fill-in-the-blank:

o   I support refugees because ________.

o   I support my local refugee community by ________.

o   I celebrate World Refugee Day to/because _________.

o   World Refugee Day is important because _______.

  • Use this year’s themes:

o   UNHRC theme: One family forced to flee is too many

o   Suburban Washington Resettlement Center theme: Celebrating our identities

  • Show your involvement with your local Red Cross chapter or refugee community
  • Get creative!

Remember each contestant is allowed a maximum of five submissions!

Deadline: Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Submit your Vines by sending the link to jonathan.dillon@redcross.org.

For more information on the Restoring Family Links program at the American Red Cross, visit the Restoring Family Links blog and follow us on Twitter!