Last week, Rescue Teams from around the world did something every day to build this movement and fund refugee rescues. Our Rescue Teams have a collective goal to raise enough donations to fund 20 more rescues by the end of the spring term and since the start of Rescue Teams Week, six more rescues have been funded thanks in part to a generous matching grant.
There is still about $650 left in the matching grant, so teams still have the opportunity to double their impact.
Here are a few highlights from the week!
Three of our North Korean friends joined us for a Google Hangout on Air to kick off the week.
Talk About It Tuesday
Rescue Teams conducted a North Korea survey to engage their communities in effective conversations about North Korean refugees.
There is more to come on the results from this survey, but here are three interesting points that we found:
When we asked, “When you think of North Korea, what is the first thing that comes to mind?” most people responded with “Kim Jong Un.”
When we asked, “What is the most pressing issue related to North Korea?” most responded with “nuclear weapons.”
Of those who believe we have the responsibility to help, when asked how we can help, most responded with the suggestion of raising awareness or donating.
These results help show why Rescue Teams’ role of changing the narrative is so important. If you want to take the survey and share it, check it out here.
Watch It Wednesday
Rescue Teams premiered our newest documentary ‘I Am Sun Mu’ in their communities.
Staff and interns from LiNK HQ attended the University of Southern California Rescue Team’s event!
Treat Yo’self Thursday
Our donor impact coordinator Tessa made delicious LiNK cookies and Rescue Teams all over the country used their baking skills to make tasty treats to sell on their campuses.
On Friday, Rescue Teams spread the LiNK logo, which represents our vision, all over their communities by wearing t-shirts, chalking sidewalks, spray-painting, hanging posters, and handing out info cards.
Step Together Saturday
We asked Rescue Teams to set up a walk on their campuses and walk 3,000 steps (about 1.5 miles) to represent the number of miles that refugees travel to reach freedom.
The Daegu International School walked together as a Rescue Team and raised around $300 in sponsorships.