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Response to True Dough (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 06:50 AM

6. I hope you try it one day... Yesterday I spoke with a young man from Afghanistan,

he had been in detention in this country for I don't know how long-
and finally been released.
and now he is working selling bicycles at a major retailer.
And he is taking the test for a driver's license.
He is so proud of himself (rightly).
There are such needs: learning English being only one of them. The organization I am with does most of it with faithful volunteers and a small dedicated staff: taking people to their doctor appt., children being registered in school, help with an apartment, people in the community donate tons of furniture for the apartments, kitchen things, clothes. Very generous. Finding them jobs. The people who make it here (the ones I work with) have not only left a war-torn country like The Congo, but then spent years in a detention center in another country, before arriving here. Amazing people.

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