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Hop on the Welcome To America Project
• What we'll do WTAP serves foreign refugees who have recently been relocated to the Phoenix area by the U.S. State Department. These refugees are supported by local resettlement agencies that help with their transition. Refugee families often live in refugee camps for an average of10-12 years and come from all over the world. The refugees we help are here on a special visa and ultimately become U.S. citizens. They are highly motivated, resourceful and eager to start a new life. They develop strong ties to their new communities, make active contributions, work hard and pay taxes. Loading cars. Upon your arrival to the storage units, you will help load prepacked boxes of household essentials into volunteers’ cars (the furniture is already loaded onto the WTAP truck). Unloading furniture. Once you receive a map to the various refugee apartment complexes, you will help unload furniture (if you are able) and/or unpack the boxes for each family. Offering a warm welcome. You will personally meet the refugees, welcome them to Phoenix, and learn why they were forced to flee their country. Read about the families you will be meeting at **PLEASE NOTE we drive from apartment to apartment during this activity so a vehicle is required. In addition, these deliveries take place OUTSIDE. Dress appropriately, bring water and be prepared for hot temperatures while moving items. • What to bring If you have any new or used household items that you'd like to donate, you can review the list of needed items here. • Important to know Please only RSVP if you will definitely be attending.

The Welcome to America Project

1711 W University Dr Unit 158 · Tempe, az

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This group finds ways to come together once a month to give back to their community through volunteering and community service. We welcome all who would like to dedicate a few hours a month to help others and meet fellow volunteers. Our focus is creating a fun and enjoyable atmosphere for our volunteers and our goal is to find events that are gratifying when finished. No skill level is needed. Only requirement is the need inside yourself to help others!

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