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Volunteer Summary – First 6 Weeks

How much volunteer effort is needed to resettle a refugee family?  As a general rule plan on about 250 hours of volunteer time from the moment the family arrives at the local airport, to the completion of the first month.  The second month is typically 1/2 or maybe only 1/3 the original effort.  Actual numbers […]

Adjustments and Cultural Lessons

Day 20 One of our co-chairs and her husband went to the family’s house twice today.  First she returned some bedding that she had taken home to wash, and she picked up more blankets to launder later.  Yesterday we believed that the wash machine in the house did not work.  Today the consensus is that […]