Life Raft International is proud to announce that after a XX year/month process, it is officially one of the country’s newest nonprofits. The group, headquartered in Loudoun County, received its 501(c)3 status (early this week/late last week).
“I couldn’t be happier about our official status,” said Chris Woodruff, president of Life Raft, “It reminds us just how much of a difference government recognition can make.”
Getting papers in order is especially meaningful to this charity, which works with undocumented refugees in Bangkok, Thailand. The organization connects American families and clubs with refugees in Thailand, building cross-cultural and international relationships that can transform lives in both the Eastern and Western hemispheres. Ultimately, they seek to help refugees find safe, permanent homes in countries with welcoming asylum laws.
“It’s a really amazing way to share your life,” said Woodruff, adding that refugees and their American supporters often build lasting friendships by communicating over email and Skype. “We’re glad that our new status makes it even easier for us to help build these life-changing relationships.”
For more information e-mail Chris Woodruff firstname.lastname@example.org.