Tuesday, August 16|Stories

Making San Diego Home for Refugees

Partnering with local organizations to bring hope for refugee families in transition.

When the creative team for the Christmas Collective—Flood Church’s annual Christmas concert and market at the San Diego Convention Center—landed on the theme of “HOME” for last year’s event we thought of one community partner that was making home literally possible for hundreds of refugee families in San Diego.

For several years the Flood Refugee Team—a team of passionate Floodsters leveraging their time and skillsets to make an impact on the local and global refugee crisis—had crossed paths with Bridge of Hope, a non-profit organization in City Heights that provides housing, training, and advocacy to families in transition.

After sitting down with their leadership team, we targeted three specific strategic goals that we felt would broaden their impact in San Diego and beyond this year.

With your help we met all three goals for the year with half of the year to spare.


1. A 17 foot moving truck used to receive furniture donations and move people into homes.

Using funds raised at the Collective, we presented a newly painted moving truck to the Bridge of Hope team the week after our event.


2. Renovating an apartment for newly relocated families.

As part of our annual Spring Clean—a citywide day of service—volunteers installed new carpet, cabinetry, and furniture to the Bridge of Hope apartment in City Heights.


3. A new logo and cohesive brand, including a website to build their support base.

With the support of our friends at Raindrop Marketing, we re-imagined their logo as well as creating a more functional website that would give people an easy way to donate and get involved with programs in the community.

“Words can’t express how grateful we are for our partnership with Flood Church.”

Sheri, Founder of Bridge of Hope

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