Want to become more involved in our restoration efforts?
Join The Homecoming Network by purchasing your RESTORE Card today!
(USE OUR ONLINE PAYMENT OPTION BELOW TO RENEW OR SUBSCRIBE)
DRS Mission Statement: We conduct Homecomings and project development activities in America and Africa to reconnect families and communities previously separated by the institutions of slavery in United States and Africa for mutually beneficial social-economic restoration.
THEHOMECOMING NETWORK(THN) is an initiative that educates the public about our efforts to honor the legacy of our enslaved ancestors, anti-slavery freedom fighters and restore relationships with our African heritage. This will help our community to reconnect with Africa by understanding our past and preparing for the future during the commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the African transatlantic slave trade in 2019. We organize Homecomings here in the U.S. and Africa, leading annual travel groups. Our projects and programs are open to people of all ethnic groups and cultural backgrounds who understand and acknowledge our ancestors' freedom efforts.
Benefits of joining the Network include:
*Receiving an official Homecoming Network Certificate and merchant discount card
*Invitation to Meet-n-Greets, business forums, workshops and/or seminar events
*Invitation to annual Homecoming Day program and Homecoming Feast plus Door of Return Homecoming trips to Africa
*Periodic email and newsletter updates on Homecoming programs in the U.S. and Africa
*Discounts on products, trips and services
*Other benefits as added to the subscription program at the discretion of DRS
Note - You must be a Homecoming Network Restore Card subscriber to be invited to go on the Homecoming Express pilgrimage trips to Africa (no exceptions!). For more details, please contact us directly.
How can I support THE HOMECOMING NETWORK?
Subscribe annually to the HOMECOMING NETWORK program by purchasing your RESTORE Card. Your card subscription will allow DRS to continue its educational, cultural and business projects. Click on NETWORK FORM to download your subscription information or pay online using PayPal link on the Home Page. All subscribers will receive an annual Homecoming Network certificate in addition to your RESTORE Card to acknowledge your support.
The annual card subscription cost to join the Network:
$50.00 - RESTORE Card (Merchant discounts & exclusive offers for Homecoming programs and trips) - per individual/renewal year
*See Merchant tab for participating retail outlets in Virginia and North Carolina. Additional merchants will be added to this website as we grow.
The Homecoming Center
The Homecoming Network will also support the development of the international HOMECOMING NETWORK HEADQUARTERS AT RESTORATION CENTER. This facility will be the headquarters for the Homecoming Network, Underground Railroad tours and Homecomings and the XODUS Homecoming global initiatives. It will focus on cultural heritage, business and retreat/conference educational programs and events. Network subsribers will be able to reserve the Homecoming Center for family reunions, business conferences, organizational retreats and a host of other related activities.
* NOTE: Your Network certificate will be emailed to the address you use for your PayPal purchase. Cards will be sent by U.S. mail within 7-10 business days after purchase. Please provide a complete mailing address, email and phone number when signing up for the Network. To use PayPal you DO NOT need to be a member - You may use the"GUEST" payment option which will take you directly to the payment options.