Volunteers Help Local Refugees

Volunteers Help Local Refugees

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(KSL News) The Salt Lake County Government Complex looked quite a bit different today.

The entire main floor was filled with all sorts of donated items: clothing, school supplies, toiletries, blankets, all sorted by volunteers.

The items were then delivered to 20 refugee families from Somalia, Afghanistan and other nations who have resettled in the U.S. "We help them in the beginning, but we need to continue to help them because it's hard for them to get back on their feet, still. They've got large families and they're not making it," explained Noor Ul-Hasan, member of the Council on Diversity Affairs.

Volunteer Faith Tusieseina said," You have everything at your own house, but when you think about it there are so many people who don't have the same things you have."

The volunteers will be busy in the weeks ahead, as more refugees will be coming here.

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