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STC Values: Courage

by Jay Benfante When you think of what it means to be courageous certain stories may come to your mind: Stories of great warriors in battle or superhuman heroes fighting against the odds to save the world. You may even think of someone whom you know that overcame a great challenge, maybe an academic effort, […]


Written by Peter DeWit What on earth were we doing here? Have you heard of this place? I tried getting my bearings as I walked the wet potholed streets on an iron-gray evening to find our meeting point. I heard roosters crow and stray dogs bark. I picked up a big stone just in case […]

Ukrainian War & Refugee Crisis

On 24th of February 2022 the Russian government dramatically increased their aggression against Ukraine, which began in 2014 with the annexation of Crimea, with a full fledged invasion. This caused the largest movement of people in Europe since World War II with over 1.3 million Ukrainians fleeing to neighboring Poland and beyond. Serve the City Kraków responded by helping over 5,000 individuals in the first few months of the war, and for two years ran a Ukrainian refugee home.

Kenya Flooding Emergency

Widespread flooding is affecting a majority of the country. Serve the City partners are in Nairobi, Eldoret, and Kisumu.

Haiti Civil Crisis

Since 2018 Haiti has been undergoing major civil unrest and complete economic and government collapse. Our local Serve the City team is on the ground responding to the most basic needs.

Serve the City Talks: The Environment

by Peter DeWit Peter DeWit talks with Rene Mally, who sits on the Board of directors for Serve the City International and is passionate about a topic that affects us all, the environment. We all agree that a healthy environment is essential not only for our survival, but for our flourishing. Hopefully we as an […]

An Appeal For Haiti

“It takes courage just to live life in a failed state where gangs rule the territory and bodies lie in the streets. It takes even more courage to think of anyone other than yourself in such chaos.” Join us as we support Serve the City Haiti in raising donations to continue and grow their community work […]

STC Values: Compassion

by Peter DeWit Does it ever feel like you have compassion-deficit days or weeks? Hey, don’t beat yourself up about it, you are not alone. It’s all too easy to feel our not ‘enoughness’ in the light of the challenges and needs of our world. But for the sake of conversation here, may I ask […]

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