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The Montana Moms Who Welcomed Refugees Into Their City

The Montana Moms Who Welcomed Refugees Into Their City

Dec 30, 2017-- "Our goal is not to convince people what we're doing is right and what they're doing is wrong," she says. "Our goal is just to create a more welcoming environment for refugees to call home." This is the goal of Soft landing, a non-profit organization in Missoula Montana. When seeing the now famous photo of Aylan Kurdi, the three year old boy who drowned during his family's attempt to flee Syria, required something deeper than emotional reactions; Mary Poole began a dialog, with herself and others, that has helped her community become more welcoming to and informed about international refugees. Read more about that journey in this article by Gabriel Furshong from YES magazine. (6120 reads)

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