About This Fundraiser
Help me raise money for North Korean defectors! I will run my first 5K in Korea and I'm not much of a runner! As many of you know, I've been living in Korea for almost a year now. While living in Kentucky, I was introduced to several North Korean refugees in the Louisville community. I also had the opportunity to travel to North Korea, where I participated in a student delegation for cultural exchange. There, I saw how drastically the media could really affect how we view and stereotype people, who are human and just like you and me. In South Korea, I have learned much about the issues regarding North Korean defectors through a variety of educational exchanges on this topic. South Koreans have done much to help refugees to resettle. I encourage you to donate whatever you can to this particular fundraiser because I know that your contributions will directly help them. Every dollar counts! My goal is to raise $200. Many North Korean refugees, who have been victims of countless humanitarian issues, are in need of your aid. Click that button now!
“ R4R was founded in 2014 by a group of Fulbright* grantees who wanted to help North Korean refugees beyond volunteering as English tutors for them. Last year, R4R raised almost $10,000 for Liberation in North Korea (LiNK) and the Wooridul School.
This year, all funds raised will be donated to NKHR Rescue Fund. Founded in 1996, the Citizens' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights (NKHR) is one of the oldest organizations devoted to North Korean human rights, doing everything from rescue work to resettlement programs. The Rescue Fund is a volunteer group within NKHR that holds fundraisers TO RAISE MONEY to rescue North Korean refugees who are currently in third countries. (North Korean refugees typically go from North Korea to another country before trying to make it to South Korea.)
Most of NKHR's rescued come from China, where they face the threat of repatriation to North Korea where they will be put into prisons, tortured, and even executed. Because they have to live in hiding, North Korean refugees, especially women, fall victim to labor and sex trafficking. It costs approximately $2500 usd to rescue one person and bring him or her safely to South Korea.”
*R4R is not affiliated with the Fulbright Program or the U.S. State Department.
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