The organization that has now raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for refugees in the St. Louis area, and helped connect them with the community along [...]
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From Syria to Saint Louis: Refugees Give Back By Feeding the Homeless
03:47 | 08.05.20 | NR | CC
As Syrian Refugees, Mawda Altayan and Rana Alayed have experienced hardship, uncertainty, and loss. But after arriving in St. Louis, they joined forces with a local named Jessica Bueler to help give back to their new city. Each week, their group Welcome Neighbor STL provides hot meals to the homeless, and hosts a supper club to foster a spirit of community and raise money for those in need. Filmed in February 2020 in partnership with @nextdoor.
Welcome Neighbor STL provides comprehensive help to refugees in the St. Louis region. The organization led by Jessica Bueler has a philosophy of “leaving the ladder down” to help those in need.
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"By creating our own events in our own community, where we have a safe place to get together, mourn and heal together, it's a tremendous thing to do together."
Welcome Neighbor STL Connects Syrian Refugees with the St. Louis Community through Supper Clubs and Catering
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We recognized Jessica Bueler & Welcome Neighbor STL for all of the work they have done for Syrian Refugees in St. Louis. It all started with a post on Nextdoor.
Welcome Neighbor STL hosts recurring dinners in which refugee families provide home-cooked food and proceeds benefit the family.
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