“Thank You” in Many Languages

Radio reporter interviewing a refugee through an interpreter

We visited the Catholic Charities of Santa Clara and distributed shoes to people in their refugee program. Many of the refugees arrive in the US with only the clothes on their back. Our contact, Reza, told how staff pick up refugees at the airport and then help them with everything connected with daily life. This includes housing, food, education, job training, etc. Getting a new pair of shoes was a treat for the people
we met. Several told us in broken English that shoes in their native country were sometimes a luxury they couldn’t afford. Even though we didn’t understand all their languages, we did understand their smiles.


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