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    How one friend and volunteer is doing the doable in every way

    Day 268

    Jill of All Trades

    Our commitment to working with displaced communities in the Twin Cities has been a new way for people familiar with our work abroad to join us – right here at home.

    Teresa is an incredible friend and supporter – she’s traveled with us to East AFrica and is a valued part of our family. So when she learned of a way to jump right in and do the doable here at home, helping welcome newly refugee refugee families, we weren’t surprised that she got on board right away!

    For the very first home we worked on, Teresa made sure everything needed for the kitchen was provided and there. When she found out about the second home we were supporting, she reached out to her network and filled up a car with items and delivered them to the home and cleaned and set it up. She continued that way for a few more homes, too!

    She scrubbed out cupboards and drawers, making sure that the kitchens were spotless before putting items away. After the first house set-up, she showed up with liners when she saw that the insides of some drawers couldn’t be cleaned out well enough. She showed up when set-up dates and times changed. She unloaded cars and carried boxes up hills and to high second level homes.

    Teresa did everything she could to make each new home a little nicer, and we couldn’t have done it without her.

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    Changemakers 365

    by Alight


    The world’s tough problems can seem insurmountable. So at Alight, while we tackle those big problems we also do what’s doable. Right then. And that’s what Changemakers 365 is all about. Learn more!


    Changemakers 365 members give either $30 per month or a one-time gift of $365 (it’s free for anyone who has ever lived in a refugee camp). Join us!

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