Aiding An Odyssey: Fairfax Stands with Refugees

When
Event has passed (Wed Sep 20, 2017 - Wed Sep 20, 2017)
Where
Fairfax Community Church
Time
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Cost
$20
Tags
City, Family, Benefit

Description

Join 5 Fairfax locals who spent the summer in Greece aiding refugees on their journey towards safety, as they discuss their stories and ways that locals can help refugees stranded in Greece.

Over 100 local donors organized and participated in several fundraising events to build awareness and encourage donations to support refugee children and their families on health, wellness and education projects. Events this spring included private fundraising parties, auctions, speaking engagements, bake sales and online fundraising campaigns.

The volunteers worked alongside refugees in demanding conditions, including a searing heat wave that reached 122F and civil unrest and police brutality at one of the more prison-like camps resulting in further instability for people living as refugees.

Location

location
  1. Fairfax Community Church
    2398 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax, CA

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