Cokesbury raising funds for global refugee relief
According to UM Publishing, an unprecedented 65.3 million people around the world being forced from their homes, 10 million stateless people denied a nationality and access to basic rights and nearly 34,000 people forcibly displaced daily due to conflict or persecution in their homeland. In response to this need for help, online Christian retailer Cokesbury.com is taking strides to offer hope to those in crisis.In December, book readers can make an economic impact to help in alleviating the refugee hardship by choosing to purchase the book Refuge by Anne Booth and Sam Usher through Cokesbury.com. From now through December 31, 2016, Cokesbury will donate $3 from the sale of each book sold to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), a non-profit organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering that coordinates thousands of relief programs in the U.S. and across the globe. The book’s publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, will also donate $1 to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.