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Our Story

Bucks County Interfaith Coalition for Refugee Resettlement (BCICRR) was founded in 2016 as an all-volunteer group working together to support two Syrian families. In February 2022 BCICRR welcomed a family of 6 Afghan refugees who are thriving in their new setting.

As of May 2022, all seven Syrians who came to us just over five years ago have achieved U.S. citizenship. This milestone gives them new security and the opportunity to travel, as well as the right to vote in U.S. elections. This achievement is a testimony to their diligence in learning English and acclimating to U.S. culture.  It is also an achievement for the many in the BCICRR community who have supported and cheered them along the way.

BCICRR is made up of Christians, Jews, Muslims, and others who have come together to provide friendship, practical assistance, and financial support for these families. Along the way we have become an extended family, supporting and learning from one another.

Meet The Leadership
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Donna Arons

Interim Chair 

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Laura Marshall

Family Team Coordinator


Katy McBurnie

Communications Team



Bob Anderson

Support to the Interim Chair

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Leah French

Service Team Coordinator


Sam Henry

Communications Team



Patricia McBee

Fundraising Team and

Support to the Interim Chair


Helen Bosley

Finance Coordinator / Treasurer


Norma Kaplis

Spiritual Grounding

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