ALBANY PARK — The migrant crisis in Europe has raised awareness of the plight of refugees around the world.
Those looking for a way to help can make a difference close to home by participating in the upcoming Ride for Refuge at 9 a.m. Oct. 3.
This annual event raises money for organizations like Albany Park's World Relief Chicago, 3507 W. Lawrence Ave., which provides services to refugees, including assistance with employment, language classes and early childhood education.
World Relief Chicago is recruiting riders to join its team, or people can simply donate to the cause. Donors have already pledged $1,200 toward the team's $10,000 goal.
The Ride for Refuge sets out from suburban Elgin and riders can choose either a five-mile or 15-mile route. There's a 5K for people who would prefer to walk.
More information on how to get involved with the ride is available online or by contacting Sara Aardema, World Relief Chicago's team captain, at email@example.com.
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