Bethany Christian Services

Kent Regional 4C works with community to improve literacy for children

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 02-18-2013 under NONPROFITS

Kent Regional 4C is a Grand Rapids organization whose mission is to improve the lives of children through early care and education by working with parents, providers and the community. They serve over 4,000 children daily through the Child and Adult...

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Darfur refugee remains optimistic, finds new home in Grand Rapids

by (Bethany Refugee...)

Submitted 06-15-2012 under NONPROFITS

Jamal Abdalla’s smile and determination strike anyone upon first meeting him. Through all of the hardships he has seen and the journey he has taken; he still embraces life with courage and optimism. Abdalla was born in a small village in...

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Catalyst Radio: Refugee children find homes through aid of Bethany Christian Services

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 05-11-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW This episode of Catalyst Radio focuses on the Refugee Foster Care Program of Bethany Christian Services. In studio is Maureen Homrich, community...

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World Refugee Day Film

by (Bethany Refugee...)

Submitted 06-13-2011 under NONPROFITS

World Refugee Day celebrations will commence in Grand Rapids on June 20th with the screening of “Welcome to Shelbyville”, a documentary by Kim A. Snyder which offers a complicated account of how a small southern town wrestled with its...

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Refugees connect and contribute to the community through Rhododendron Crafts

by (lindsmcholme)

Submitted 03-04-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Jessica Ennis met Bhutanese-Nepali refugees Dik Bir and Dil Maya Powdyel about a year ago through the New Neighbor Program at Bethany Christian Services, where she volunteers as an AmeriCorps Vista member. The first time she visited the Powdyels’...

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In studio: Rhododendron Crafts

by (WYCE)

Submitted 07-23-2010 under NONPROFITS

In studio this week is Jessica Ennis of Bethany Christian Services who is a steward for Rhododendron Crafts. Rhododendron Crafts is an artist collective of refugees who make art in the tradition of their countries and cultures. Sierra Leone's...

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World Refugee Day Celebrates Local Refugee Population

by (RedCrossGGR)

Submitted 06-16-2010 under NONPROFITS

Each year on June 20, World Refugee Day offers Grand Rapids an opportunity to call attention to refugees affected by disasters, armed conflict and other situations of violence.According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, an...

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