LSTC, neighborhood partners welcome refugee families

HPRP volunteer Sara Trumm, Program Coordinator, A Center for Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, recounts the story of LSTC’s early involvement in the Hyde Park Refugee Project. The story (copied below) was published in LSTC Winter 2017 Epistle. It was 18 months ago that staff, faculty and students from …

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Our second family arrives

One week before the second family was due to arrive, volunteers stepped up in a big way to make the apartment ready for its new occupants. They organized, made curtains, shopped, donated furniture, clothes, food, kitchen supplies and gift cards, cleaned, put together furniture, hung pictures, picked up and delivered furniture, made beds, decorated and fussed over details.  Especially heartwarming was …

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Our first family arrives

On December 23, 2017, the Hyde Park Refugee Project, in partnership with RefugeeOne, welcomed its first refugee family to Hyde Park. Forced to flee their home in Aleppo, Syria due to the escalating violence and conflict there, the family of five made their way to Turkey where they eventually received permission to resettle in the US.

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