ON MIGRATION | Here to Stay: How two faded seaside destinations have taken to refugee resettlement

June 28, 2021

“…there was also the sense that [Syrians] with professional backgrounds and business acumen would revitalize the community.” Residents largely embraced the prospect, quickly establishing a welcome committee with over a hundred volunteers. They collected and sorted clothes, toys, and essential items for distribution.

Source: The GroundTruth Project, by Henry Peck, June 20, 2021 Here to Stay: How two faded seaside destinations have taken to refugee resettlement

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