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Nour fled Syria in hopes of a better future. Her mentor showed her that future was possible.

By Kelly Schmidt, content manager at United Way of Salt Lake Nour was barely a teenager when an unexpected knock came at the door of her family’s home in Syria. On the other side were armed soldiers — there to arrest her father for reasons they never bothered to make particularly clear. “That’s the way […]

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Day of Action Provides 1,200 Books for Refugee Family Night!

by Lindsey Edwards On June 20 United Way of Salt Lake hosted a Day of Action event where more than 170 volunteers of all ages spent the morning assembling literacy kits, sorting books, and enjoying literacy-related activities. Volunteers donated and sorted more than 1,200 books. All of the books were then donated to refugee families […]

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June is Utah Refugee Month!

by Felecia Maxfield-Barrett Guest Blogger, Executive Director, Utah Refugee Coalition Governor Herbert has declared June as Refugee Month in Utah stating that “refugees do not choose to leave their homes, but are forced to flee from persecution and terror in their native countries.” Refugees live in Utah after legal placement by the U.S. State Department […]

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