Welcome to World Relief Nashville/Memphis

Support World Relief Nashville in The Big Payback

The Big Payback is an opportunity for TN non-profits to come together and challenge our communities with a 24-hour giving day. From 6 am on Tuesday, May 6 to 6 am on Wednesday, May 7 The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee will host an online platform for you to give to World Relief Nashville. Click on the image to learn how you can support!


As part of our efforts within the Evangelical Immigration Table, World Relief is helping to launch a campaign called Pray4Reform which challenges Christians around the country to pray for our legislators as they consider changes to immigration policy. Click on the image for more details.

Volunteer with World Relief Nashville/Memphis

With the gift of your time, you can help provide ONE MORE refugee with social support and cultural guidance on their journey toward self-sufficiency. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, click here.

World Relief Staff Member Represents Tennessee in Washington, D.C.

World Relief Nashville was thrilled when Elizabeth Nhkum (Lulu) was selected to represent the state of Tennessee this past December at the 2013 Refugee Congress. We were not just excited for Lulu, but for the others that would have the chance to work with someone that is so passionate, loving, caring, and essentially shows the very nature of Christ. Click the image to read more.

Newly Arrived refugees are in Need of Coats! Donate today!

Many people have arrived in the winter month and are in need of a warm coat! Most refugees arrive with little to no clothing when they arrive to the United States. Consider donating a gently used or new coat today and Stand/for the most vulnerable! Email jhendricks@wr.org to host a coat drive today or drop of any coats at 1655 Murfreesboro Pike Suite G Nashville, TN 37207.

  • Welcome to World Relief Nashville/Memphis!

    World Relief has placed refugees in the Nashville area since the early 1980s. The Nashville affiliate office was officially established for resettlement in 1987. In 2012 the Memphis affiliate office opened its doors to resettlement. Our mission and prayer is that the local Church and community at large will embrace refugees who have been forced to leave their country, culture, friends, and families for safety. World Relief empowers volunteers to help meet their physical, relational, and spiritual needs.
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  • Who is a Refugee?

    A refugee is someone who is threatened by ethnic, religious, or political persecution. Over 15 million people have gathered what belongings they could carry and escaped to another country. Many have lived in camps for over 10 years, waiting to go home.Some refugees are invited by the U.S. government to make another, life changing move: to rebuild their lives in the U.S.
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