Monday, June 16, 2008

Iraqi refugees in the Capital District

We received the following message from Women Against War:

Dear friends, On July 20th, Sunday afternoon, Women Against War's Iraqi Refugee Project will hold a welcome/fundraising event for the Iraqi refugees recently relocated to our area. It will be held at the Islamic Center for the Capital District in Colonie. Details will follow.

There are now eight families in our area, and we're expecting an Iraqi student to begin his studies at Union College in the fall as part of the national Iraqi Student Project. They all have very concrete needs, as well as the need to be welcomed and befriended as they find their way in a new country, especially after the trauma they've lived through . This event will be an opportunity to meet our new neighbors and to begin raising funds for them.

Albany Catholic will provide more details as they become available.