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Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City, UT, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.


New Roots Farm Volunteer

Support refugee farmers earning income through their small farm business by assisting with harvest, weeding, and other land management tasks.


Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Volunteer

Receive free vegetables when you help pack and prep refugee-grown produce for the New Roots weekly farm box program (CSA).


New warehouse expands IRC Utah's operations

Price Real Estate donated a warehouse space in Draper for a year of use to the IRC in Salt Lake City, expanding operational efforts during an emergency response supporting Afghan evacuees arriving to Utah.


The Shapoor family's path to becoming homeowners

The IRC in Salt Lake City’s Economic Wellbeing team celebrates the Shapoor family’s first home! Through matched assistance programs, the IRC actively works to combat an evolving housing market through community partnership, education tailored to refugees and other immigrants, and access to financial support for eligible community members.


Meet Sediqullah, an Afghan evacuee

Sediqullah and his brother, Ahmad, are two of the many Afghan individuals new to Salt Lake City, resettled to Utah with support from the IRC in Salt Lake City. Sediqulla shares his story and his hopes for the future.


How to help our Afghan neighbors in Utah

The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan continues to deteriorate rapidly as instability increases. The International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City is working alongside communities and partners to support Afghans living in Utah and ensuring a warm welcome for those families soon to arrive in the coming weeks and months.


IRC remains resilient amidst COVID-19 in Utah

The IRC in Salt Lake City has adapted program delivery and expanded services throughout the pandemic. Now, in 2022, sights are set on further strengthening programs, increasing services available to families served, and deepening commitments to local communities.


IRC offers local support during tax season

Tax season is upon us! The IRC in Salt Lake City is at work organizing tax preparation assistance clinics for eligible refugee and new American community members. Learn how to access this service!


Light One Candle connects new neighbors

The IRC in Salt Lake City’s annual holiday gift drive connected over 100 newly arrived refugee families with community sponsors to fulfill their wish list needs.


How to support refugees in Salt Lake City

We provide many opportunities to get involved and send a message of hope to refugees in our community.