I’m back, everyone! It turns out we didn’t work at the food bank very much. Instead, we worked directly with the refugees by giving them food, clothes, a shower, hygenic stuff (brush, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.), a telephone call (to either their home country or the USA, their choice), a place for everyone to rest, a place for the kids to play, a backpack for all their stuff, a “snack bag” with sandwiches and a water bottle, a blanket, and basically lots of support while they waited for their bus to take them to their new home.
Since there seems to be a lot of second-hand and third-hand information about the refugee crisis, please feel free to reblog this! I’m speaking from my experience, from the other volunteers’ experiences, and from what the refugees have said.
Details after the cut!