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Dubuque For Refugee Children Needs Your Help 

In 2014, there was a surge of unaccompanied minors crossing into the U.S. from the Mexican border, and during that year Dubuque for Refugee Children was founded. The not-for-profit organization primarily assists refugees and immigrants in the Dubuque area under the age of 21 and are always looking for financial help from residents in the Tri-States to assist the refugees with legal representation, medical and dental expenses and getting enrolled in school. D4RC Chair R.R.S. Stewart says there are several steps that have to be taken in order for a person to become a legal guardian of a refugee child. Since the organization was founded over 30 refugee children have been matched with a guardian. Although most of the kids initially live with a relative, that relative does not have legal status, and that’s where the D4RC steps in. Stewart says they also need volunteers to provide rides to appointments, educational mentoring and interpretation. To send a donation to the organization, send it to Dubuque for Refugee Children, P.O. Box 1741, Dubuque, Iowa 52004-1741.

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