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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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