Washington D.C., Sep 20, 2018 / 10:14 am
Catholic Charities USA has announced a new initiative to help refugees and people seeking asylum to reunite with their family members through donated airline miles.
The national charity organization is partnering with Miles4Migrants, a volunteer-run nonprofit that works to reunite families separated by conflict and persecution through donations of both money and miles.
Catholic Charities agencies will work to help Miles4Migrants identify refugees and people seeking asylum who have received government approval for migration travel but are in need to airfare to be reunited with their loved ones.
Sister Donna Markham, president and CEO of Catholic Charities, emphasized that the organization's work is focused on "caring for the most vulnerable among us."