Today I was interviewing Senior Volunteer for a new feature for the revamped HIAS website, to be launched in September.  I mentioned that Prominent Congregant from my shul has many, many items to donate and a deadline to get things out of his house before his big move.  Together, we hopped over to visit and she determined what will be picked up by Professional Mover and what will be picked up by me in my Ford sedan.

This volunteer wanted to respond to my last post.  She has been working with just one family from Day One and she showed me the many notes of thanks written to her in rudimentary English with poor spelling.  She has definitely been appreciated in her role as American Friend.  She also has been working creatively in other areas on behalf of the refugees, but you’ll have to wait for the website’s launch to read all about it.

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