Over 6,000 Children Served

Political unrest in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has greatly crippled the country, resulting in a dynamic humanitarian crisis. Access to basic needs is limited for the average Congolese person. In Kamina, we often hear stories of families scrambling to find food. Many prioritize feeding the youngest in the family, while others go hungry. Each Christmas, CORI reaches out … Read More

Delivery Truck Brings Smiles

Since its inception in 2007, The City of Refuge International’s (CORI) staff have transported food with bicycles from remote villages and stored them at CORI’s food distribution center. Then monthly, CORI staff have transported food by bicycle to numerous foster homes, malnourished pregnant women, and feeding centers across the city of Kamina. Food distribution would take several days, and was done in all types of weather – scorching heat and torrential rain being quite typical. CORI has been in dire need of a delivery truck. A recent capital campaign efficiently raised the needed funds, and a truck has been purchased!

The Loss of Generations

HIV/AIDS has afflicted a terrible toll on children and their families. According to USAID, an estimated 17 million children have lost one or both parents to AIDS. Ninety percent of these children live in sub-Saharan Africa. Currently, 3.4 million children in the same region under age 15 are living with HIV/AIDS. The civil war in the DRC is directly associated … Read More

Rabbits Save Lives

As an organization, we believe in empowering the population we serve to meet their needs for today and tomorrow. Over the last several years, CORI has implemented various sustainability programs in the Democratic Republic of Congo, including our Livestock Development Program. Our Livestock Development Program is a self-sustaining program. We purchase goats which are then given to pre-screened families in … Read More

Scholarships Funded by Recycled Cans & Bottles

Our recycling program is thriving! Thanks to the generous donations of recyclable bottles and cans in the local Eugene/Springfield, we have now sent five high school scholarship recipients on to college. Their academic and career goals are noteworthy, and range from careers in medicine to legal studies.

Help keep this vital program strong.

Bring your cans to Springfield Faith Center, 6OO Hayden Bridge Way in Springfield on the first Sunday of each month between 9-1pm.
If you are interested in putting a can collection container at your business or workplace, please contact us by phone: 541-501-2850.

Readers Digest Article: Helping the Orphans of Democratic Republic of the Congo

Growing up in the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Richard Kitumba often went to bed wondering if he would be alive in the morning. One night, “soldiers broke into my family’s house, and we were forced at gunpoint to load all our possessions onto their trucks,” he says. Kitumba and his family survived the experience—and he relocated to … Read More