Aiding An Odyssey: Fairfax Stands with Refugees
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.