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Guest at Your Table Program 11/06

Even after three years, the memory of the home she'd fled in Daraa, Syria causes Mona Alamour's eyes to fill with tears.  It was the home that she and her husband, Alaa, had lovingly created for their five children.  But when Syria exploded into horrific civil war, it became the locus of the worst refugee crisis since the end of WWII.  After a harrowing trip to flee to Jordan, the Alamours learned that their home had been destroyed in the fighting.  They had escaped with their lives – and nothing else.
After three long years in limbo in a refugee camp, the Alamours have been resettled in southern California by the U.S. government.  But their long nightmare isn't over.  Strangers in a strange land, haunted by memories of the war and facing a hostile political culture of xenophobic and anti-Muslim rhetoric, they have felt very alone.
That's where the UUSC comes in.  We are partnering with the Arab American Civic Council to welcome families like the Alamours and help them adjust to their new life. In fact, the UUSC is partnering with local organizations all along the migration route in the Middle East, the Balkans, Europe and the U.S. providing medical and legal aid and other services to refugees.
As you fill your Guest at Your Table box*, you are reaching out through the
UUSC to the Alamours and thousands like them, giving them hope for a better future.  Please also visit the social justice table during coffee hour where 100% of the proceeds from the sale of honey from Doyle Dobbin's own hives will support the life-changing work of the UUSC.
*or contribute online at uusc.org/givetoguest

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